This picturesque village in County Durham is surrounded by some beautiful Teesdale countryside. There's also a noteworthy Saxon Church and a fine 18th century coaching inn to relax in after your exercise.
This route from the village uses a section of the Teesdale Way to create a circular walk around the village.
The walk starts in the village and follows the waymarked trail south to Low Garth and the river. You then follow a riverside path south to Cotherstone where there's a bridge over the river at the point where the River Balder meets with the River Tees. Cross here and then follow the river north through Shipley Wood to the Raygill Beck. The route then passes Barnley before coming to the neighbouring village of Egglestone where you cross the river on Egglestone Bridge. You then head south past Hewcroft Hill before returning to Romaldkirk.
PostcodeDL12 9EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Romaldkirk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Romaldkirk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Romaldkirk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Romaldkirk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in the village you can enjoy some post walk refreshment at the Rose and Crown. The 18th century coaching inn sits in a fine position in the village centre, next to the Saxon church. They serve good quality food and have some outdoor seating as well.
The river and woodland paths make for a fine dog walk. The Rose and Crown mentioned above is also very dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head into nearby Barnard Castle and you could enjoy a walk to the historic Egglestone Abbey.
Just to the west there's some nice waterside walking to be found around Balderhead Blackton and Hury Reservoirs,Grassholme Reservoir, and Selset Reservoir.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks page.