GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Staindrop Walks

5 miles (8.6 km)

This village near Darlington has some nice country trails and a historic local castle to explore. The pretty village is in a good spot for exploring the surrounding Teesdale countryside.
This walk from the village takes you south east to Selaby Hall Park to the south. The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths south to Alwent Mill on the Langley Beck. From here it is a short walk east to Selaby Hall which dates from the mid 17th century.
You can continue your walking around Staindrop by heading a short distance north to visit Raby Castle. There's 200 acres of deer park and gardens surrounding the 14th century castle.


DL2 3LD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Staindrop OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Staindrop Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Staindrop

  • Raby Castle - Enjoy a lovely walk through the 200 acres of deer park and gardens surrounding this 14th century castle near Darlington and Staindrop
  • Barnard Castle - Enjoy a walk around the historic castle and along the River Tees on this walk in County Durham
  • Teesdale Way - Follow the River Tees from Dufton, in Cumbria, to Redcar on the North Yorkshire coast
  • Teesdale Way Circular Walk - This is a fine circular walk using a section of the Teesdale Way between Barnard Castle and Eggleston
  • Tees Railway Walk - This walk runs along the old trackbed of the Tees Valley Railway, from Cotherstone to Romaldkirk
  • Romaldkirk - This picturesque village in County Durham is surrounded by some beautiful Teesdale countryside
  • Piercebridge - This walk visits the interesting Piercebridge Roman Fort before following the Teesdale Way along the River Tees to nearby Gainford
  • Middleton in Teesdale - This market town in County Durham is positioned in a scenic area in theNorth Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
  • Hurworth on Tees - This riverside village is located just a few miles south of Darlington in County Durham
  • Egglestone Abbey - This circular walk visits the remains of the 12th century Egglestone Abbey near Barnard Castle in County Durham.
  • Gainford - This Durham based village is located in a nice position on the River Tees just to the west of Piercebridge.
  • Greta Bridge - This walk visits the picturesque village of Greta Bridge in County Durham.


Back in the village head to the Wheatsheaf for some post walk refreshment. The Tudor-style former coaching inn has some interesting 1930s stained glass windows. They have a good selection of ales and a nice beer garden for sunny days. The pub is in a nice spot overlooking the village green at postcode DL2 3LD.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a nice dog walk and the Wheatsheaf mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you continue south you can pick up the Teesdale Way and enjoy a nice riverside walk around Winston and Gainford, where there's an unusal mineral spa fountain to drink from.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks page.


Across the Green, Staindrop. - - 528230

Across the Green, Staindrop. A view across the green, with a Victorian water fountain near the centre of the photo.

Staindrop main street. - - 528224

Staindrop main street. Some of the attractive old buildings on the north side of the main street.

In Staindrop - - 2177742

In the village

Staindrop Church looking west - - 1296503

Staindrop Church. looking west Taken from the "overspill" churchyard, this picture shows the often busy corner next to the church in Staindrop.

Approach to Alwent Mill - - 459022

Approach to Alwent Mill. From the Selaby ford.

Bridge over the Langley Beck - - 459190

Bridge over the Langley Beck. By the Selaby ford.

Langley Beck Ford (geograph 4389297)

Langley Beck Ford

Selaby Hall, near Winston, County Durham - - 91065

Selaby Hall, near Winston, County Durham


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