The road towards Wellhope goes over the Killhopeburn. This house next to the burn is called Killhopeburn Sheiling, and although now derelict, and in danger of falling down, would have been lived in until the last century. The land to the right of the building is called Sparty Shield. The bridge was obviously built to last as it does not seem to have suffered from the hundreds of floods which will have passed under it. A few yards down from the house the Wellhopeburn, in the foreground of the photo on the right, joins the Killhopeburn, coming in from the right to continue its journey to join the River Wear down stream.