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A circuit of Sallygrain

A circuit of Sallygrain


Postby pgrizz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:48 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Burnhope Seat, Dead Stones

Date walked: 16/01/2012

Time taken: 5.5

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 270m

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Sallygrain is a stream which starts on the high moors between the North Pennine hills of Burnhope Seat and Dead Stones and joins Scraith Burn to form Burnhope Burn which after being dammed forms the River Wear when it meets Killhope Burn at Wearhead.
This moorland tramp began at the south shore car park of Burnhope Reservoir in Upper Weardale. We followed the south shore to where the Burnhope burn flows into the reservoir. Leaving the landrover tack we headed straight for the top of Burnhope Seat at 746 metres; this is the highest point in the old County of Durham.
The county fenceline is followed to the next summit of dead Stones with it's fine cairn and small stone shelter.
The return was along the ridge over Lamb's Head and Highwatch Currick before a walled lane lead off the moor to the road near the reservoir.
Weather: dry, sunny and cold. Owing to the pathless nature and, in places, huge peat groughs this is best tackled on a frosty winters day. Just over 9 miles.
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Burnhope Reservoir

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View from Burnhope Seat: The Dun Fells and Cross Fell

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Burnhope Seat trig pillar

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High Pennines

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The way to Dead Stones

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Burnhope Reservoir: the "hollow" to the left is Sallygrain

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Stone Hut on Dead Stones and the moorland ridge to Highwatch Currick

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Dead Stones Cairn

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Ruined wall looking back along the route from Dead Stones.

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Trig pillar: Highwatch Currick

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Burnhope Reservoir

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Icy lane leading to the road
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby colgregg » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Like it. Could be a good route to follow as I've already "bagged" Great Stony Hill.
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:48 am

Certainly looks a great route for a fine frost day.
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:08 pm

Looked like ideal weather conditions! Some wonderful views :thumbup:
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby colgregg » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:56 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:Looked like ideal weather conditions! Some wonderful views :thumbup:

I'm waiting for similar conditions then I'll be bagging the two Hewitts up there. Some good walking to be had in the (largely overlooked) North Penninines. I've come to enjoy my recent forays there.
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:37 pm

colgregg wrote:I'm waiting for similar conditions then I'll be bagging the two Hewitts up there. Some good walking to be had in the (largely overlooked) North Penninines. I've come to enjoy my recent forays there.

Fingers crossed then, Colin :D Yes, some good walking there but so much better if we've had dry weather for awhile :lol:
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby colgregg » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:59 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:
colgregg wrote:I'm waiting for similar conditions then I'll be bagging the two Hewitts up there. Some good walking to be had in the (largely overlooked) North Penninines. I've come to enjoy my recent forays there.

Fingers crossed then, Colin :D Yes, some good walking there but so much better if we've had dry weather for awhile :lol:

yep like last week on Melmerby Fell:
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:37 pm

colgregg wrote:yep like last week on Melmerby Fell:
Excellent! Back to frost and possibly snow next week :lol:
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Re: A circuit of Sallygrain

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:50 pm

A fine wander over beautiful countryside pgrizz, I can almost feel that lovely crisp frosty morning air looking at your pics :clap:
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