Description

  • Distance: 133.5 km (83 miles).
  • Route Type: Point-to-Point, this is a linear route that starts at point A and ends at point B.
  • Grade: Moderate route for people with a good level of fitness and at least a little country walking experience. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended. Most paths are clearly defined but map reading skills are recommended.
  • Some Stiles.
  • Updated Wednesday 19 Dec 2018 14:53

Follow the River Tees from Dufton, in Cumbria, to Redcar on the North Yorkshire coast. 

The first section takes you through the Pennine Hills, from Dufton to Forest-in-Teesdale. There is some spectacular scenery as you pass through Dufton Fell and then past Cow Green Reservoir before joining the River Tees near the village of Forest-in-Teesdale. This section is coincident with the Pennine Way National Trail and includes several beautiful waterfalls as shown in the video below. 

From Forest-in-Teesdale you continue along the river passing Newbiggin, Middleton in Teesdale and Egglesdon Hall on your way to Barnard Castle. Here you will find two fascinating historical buildings in the 12th century Barnard castle and the ruined abbey at nearby Egglestone. You can also try our Teesdale Way Circular Walk here which runs along both sides of the river from the castle to the villages of Egglestone, Ronaldkirk and Cotherstone.

The next section runs from Barnard Castle to Darlington. This section very closely follows the banks of the River Tees, passing Whorlton and the Roman Fort at Piercebridge on the way.

From Darlington you continue east towards Stockton-on-Tees. This section takes you past Teesside Airport and the pretty town of Yarm. 

The final section takes you through the industrial landscape of Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough, passing the impressive Infinity Bridge, Middlesbrough Docks and the Riverside Stadium before finishing on the outskirts of Redcar.

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