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Westgate to Blackhill Edge Trig Point

20 September

Westgate to Blackhill Edge Trig

Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled, changed 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.  Often we are able to update the website the day before if the walk can go ahead.

Walk Route:  We follow the River Wear downstream to cross the footbridge at Brotherlee then climb steadily over an attractive footpath then a quad bike track to the trig point on Blackhill Edge.  We follow a track down to the waterfall on the Swinhope Burn and over big dipper fields back into Westgate. Good views over the valley.

Date:   Tuesday 20th September

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Stenuous walk  5.2  miles,  1000feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

Starting Point:  We meet at the parking area in Westgate which is opposite the caravan site and on the A689.

OS Map:        North Pennines OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover costs (mountain rescue contribution, website hosting etc)

Toilets:  The nearest public toilets are in St John Chapel and the Dales Centre Stanhope.

Equipment for this walk:  Walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick..

Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome on this walk.

Dogs:  Dogs are permitted 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.



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