GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Teesdale Way Circular Walk

12 miles (19.3 km)

This is a fine circular walk using a section of the Teesdale Way between Barnard Castle and Eggleston. It runs for about 12 miles using waymarked footpaths on both sides of the river. You'll visit the villages of Egglestone, Ronaldkirk and Cotherstone, while enjoying some splendid scenery.
The walk starts in the popular town of Barnard Castle, situated on the River Tees. The attractive town includes a historic 12th century castle where the walk begins. The castle includes views over the Tees Gorge, a sensory garden of scented plants and the fascinating remains of the medieval chapel of St Margaret. From here you pick up the riverside path heading north west towards Cotherstone Crag. There then follows a short woodland section through Shipley Wood before coming to Eggleston where you cross the river.
The return leg follows the trail along the western side of the Tees, with the first section taking you to the little village of Romaldkirk. Here you will find a pretty village green and a noteworthy church. The Grade 1 listed building, contains surviving sections ofAnglo-Saxonwalls either side of the chancel arch, as well as a late medievalrood stair, a stone tomb effigy of Hugh Fitz Henry (who died on campaign withEdward Iin 1305) in chain mail, and a 12th-century font.
You continue toward Cotherstone, crossing the River Balder and passing the remains of Cotherstone Castle on the way. The final section takes you through Pecknell Wood before returning to Barnard Castle.
To extend the walk continue south east along the river to Egglestone Abbey. The interesting riverside ruins include remains of a13th century church and a range of living quarters.
You could also try our Tees Railway Walk which runs from Cotherstone to Ronaldkirk along a disused railway line.

Teesdale Way Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Teesdale Way Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Barnard Castle - geograph.org.uk - 76645

Barnard Castle

River Tees - geograph.org.uk - 1257618

River Tees

Confluence - geograph.org.uk - 1424142

Confluence

Cave drop, Tees Racing Stretch - geograph.org.uk - 1237186

Cave drop, Tees Racing Stretch

Low Garth - geograph.org.uk - 1509097

Low Garth

Village Green near the Church, Romaldkirk - geograph.org.uk - 1395929

Village Green near the Church, Romaldkirk

Drainage ditch in Eggleston - geograph.org.uk - 525609

Drainage ditch in Eggleston

Pasture North of Woden Croft - geograph.org.uk - 1512357

Pasture North of Woden Croft

GPS Files

GPX File

Teesdale Way Circular Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Teesdale Way Circular Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')