Ireshopeburn (Weardale): Hay Time Walk 2

Take a 2 hour walk in Weardale, a landscape that has been farmed and mined for centuries. This five kilometre walk close to Ireshopeburn crosses some beautiful meadows, with superb views of the surrounding moorland and villages in the dale below. The best time to go is between April and August to catch the wildflowers in full bloom. It is still a worthwhile walk outside of these times due to presence of late blooming flowers can be seen in mid Autumn and wading birds in the Spring.
Path to the hay meadows in Ireshopeburn © NPAP/Gearoid Murphy


The walk starts in the village of Ireshopeburn in Weardale (NY866386).


5 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections



  • Car parking
  • Public transport