GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tees Railway Walk - Cotherstone to Romaldkirk

2 miles (4 km)

This walk runs along the old trackbed of the Tees Valley Railway, from Cotherstone to Romaldkirk. The railway was originally opened in 1868 and closed in 1965.It ran for just over 8 miles betweenBarnard Castleand Middleton-in-Teesdale on theSouth Durham & Lancashire Union Railway.
The walk runs for about 2.5 miles on a reasonably flat path with nice views of the surrounding Teesdale countryside. In the summer months you can see lots of wildflowers and butterflies along the path. You can extend the walk by continuing to Mickleton and Lonton.
To continue your walking in the area, you can try our Teesdale Way Circular Walk which uses riverside paths to explore the area. There are also nice walks around Barnard Castle and the fascinating ruins of Egglestone Abbey.

Tees Railway Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tees Railway Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


On the route you could stop at Mickleton and enjoy some refreshments at The Crown. There's a good menu and a splendid beer garden with views of the countryside here. It's a lovely place to sit and relax if the weather is fine. You can find the pub at a postcode of DL12 0JZ for your sat navs. It's also very dog friendly if you have your canine friend in tow.
In Romaldkirk there's 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.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Cotherstone Village - - 533759

Cotherstone Village

Derelict barn below Scalehow Rigg - - 1241211

Derelict barn below Scalehow Rigg

Railway Bridge near Romaldkirk - - 78218

Railway Bridge near Romaldkirk

Bridge over Wilden Beck - - 1761594

Bridge over Wilden Beck

Remains of Railway Buildings, Romaldkirk - - 78215

Remains of Railway Buildings, Romaldkirk

Village Green near the Church, Romaldkirk - - 1395929

Village Green near the Church, Romaldkirk

GPS Files

GPX File

Tees Railway Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Tees Railway Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)