GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Teesdale Way

92 miles (148 km)

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.

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

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


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England's most spectacular glacial valley - High Cup Nick

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The River Tees, Forest-in-Teesdale

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The Tees near Newbiggin

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Eggleston Hall

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Inner Ward of Barnard Castle, County Durham

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Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle

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River Tees at Yarm

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Infinity Bridge Stockton on Tees

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GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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