Weardale Tuesday Walks
Important: In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the same week so consult the www.weardale.uk website from 8am on the morning of the walk, before travelling.
Walk Route: From Ropehaugh (ie Lower Allenheads) we visit the wild fowl on Dodd Reservoir , then climb steadily up to the trig point on Killhope Law at 2,200 feet for some of the best views over Weardale. A shorter descent brings us back to the museum. The last 400 yards up to the trig may be boggy after rain. If it is misty we may do an alternative lower level walk from Allenheads.
Date: Tuesday 18th June
Start time: 10.00am Estimated finish time: 12.30pm
Strenuous walk, 4.25 miles, 1,050 feet of ascent.
Leader: Bill Heslop
All enquiries: Alan Smith Tel: 01388 517522
Starting Point: We meet at the Killhope Mining Museum car park, postcode DL13 1AR, to car share to the beginning of the walk in Ropehaugh and do the reverse at the end of the walk as required. (For the car share drive to the Allenheads Inn in the centre of Allenheads then continue down the valley for a mile to the small village of Ropehaugh. At the end of the houses turn left over the bridge and the parking area is immediately on the left.)
OS Map: OL31 North Pennines
Walks cost £1 to cover costs.
Toilets: There are toilets in the museum if you use the café. (You can use the café without paying to visit the museum). There are also public toilets near the cafe in the centre of Allenheads.
Equipment for this walk: Walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick, sun hat and suntan lotion.
Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome on this walk.
Dogs: Dogs on a short lead are welcome on this walk.
Disclaimer: Everyone taking part in any of our group walks does so at their own risk. The group works on the same basis as a group of friends who go out walking together. Walk organisers accept no risk for anyone attending any walk and will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring on a walk or in connection with travel to and from a walk. None of our leaders is qualified or has first aid training but a first aid kit is available. Participants must read the walk description carefully and assess whether the terrain, distance and height gain of the walk are within their own and their guests’ capabilities and whether their equipment is suitable.