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Burnhope Reservoir Circular

Durham Walk

County/Area - Durham

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 2.8 miles / 4.6 km    Ascent - 200 feet / 61 metres

Time - 1 hours 40 minutes    Grade - easy

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This easy walk in Upper Weardale provides a circuit of Burnhope Reservoir which lies in a bowl beneath open moorland. The route is easy to follow and uses a concessionary path around the reservoir. The start is the car park at the northern end of the dam (grid ref. NY845392).

After parking walk south across the dam and turn right through a metal gate on the far side. Continue along a gravel path with the reservoir on your right. Reaching a gate, bear right keeping to the gravel track. Continuing along the reservoir the only 'obstacle' is Limekiln Sike where a steep descent to cross the sike needs to be completed. Reaching the end of reservoir, cross two footbridges to reach the northern bank of the reservoir. Continue along the shoreline path to reach the dam and the starting point.

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