Stanhope 2: Railtrails and reservoirs Posted on 26 October 20182 April 2021 by Rob Ainsley More thrilling route research round Stanhope and Weardale. Rookhope. This was once a standard-gauge railway line. Wonder if they had delays like I did getting here on the rather flatter York to Darlington run, which was an hour late. Waskerley Way, the glorious railtrail that concludes the C2C route. With the prevailing westerly – today, 20mph – it’s fab if you’re a C2Cer, and therefore heading east. I wasn’t doing the C2C. Picnic lunch at Tunstall Reservoir, just north of Wolsingham. I want to spell that ‘Wolsingham~’, so that it’s pronounced ‘Wolsingham, a tilde’. OK, I’ll get my coat.