The Teesdale Way
The Teesdale Way is a long distance walking trail which crosses the North East of England from west to east. The western end lies beyond the Pennines in the village of Dufton, in Cumbria’s pastoral Eden Valley while its eastern end is anchored on the sands of North Yorkshire’s coast, at Teesmouth or Redcar depending on preference. The route passes through County Durham and Teesside visiting the cities of Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough, the historic market towns of Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Darlington and Yarm, and the pleasant villages lying between them. Like the Weardale Way it works equally well in either direction – we’ve chosen to present it west-to-east though many folks will prefer the increasing physical challenge and developing sense of remoteness that comes with walking in the opposite direction.
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Stats at a Glance
Distance 148 km/92 miles; Height Gain 1476 m/4842 ft; Maximum Elevation 600 m/1968 ft (Narrow Gate, High Cup Gill); River Length 160 km/99 miles; Tees Head to Cow Green Reservoir 14 km/8.7 miles; Cow Green Reservoir 3.6 km/2.2 miles; Cow Green Dam to Teesmouth 142 km/88.2 miles
Summit to Sea
We’ve divided the Teesdale Way into 14 sections for an average of 6.6 miles per section, making each suitable as an out-and-back day-walk. Starts and finishes are suggested with reference to obvious meeting points, parking or proximity to towns and villages although it’s easier to achieve this for some sections than others – adapt them for yourself.
Trail Updates, Route Sheets & GPS Files
To support our Teesdale Way Pocket Guide we publish regular Trail Updates on the website PLUS we’ve compiled a set of updated A4 route sheets complete with map, directions and GPS route files which are available in the shop as low-cost downloads. Please note that, in general, we have to rely on feedback from walkers and authorities for information regarding issues affecting the trail so cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information we supply.
Section 1 Dufton to Cow Green (14.4 km/8.9 miles)
Section 2 Cow Green to Holwick Head (10.9 km/6.8 miles)
Section 3 Holwick Head to Middleton-in-Teesdale (7.3 km/4.5 miles)
Section 4 Middleton-in-Teesdale to Romaldkirk (9 km/5.6 miles)
Section 5 Romaldkirk to Barnard Castle (9.7 km/6 miles)
Section 6 Barnard Castle to Whorlton (6.8 km/4.3 miles)
Section 7 Whorlton to Gainford (9.2 km/5.7 miles)
Section 8 Gainford to Darlington (12.6 km/7.8 miles)
Section 9 Darlington to Hurworth-on-Tees (9.4 km/5.8 miles)
Section 10 Hurworth-on-Tees to Middleton One Row (9.9 km/6.2 miles)
Section 11 Middleton One Row to Yarm (11.7 km/7.3 miles)
Section 12 Yarm to Stockton-on-Tees (12.2 km/7.6 miles)
Section 13 Stockton-on-Tees to South Bank (12.8 km/7.9 miles)
Section 14a South Bank to Teesmouth (11.9 km/7.4 miles)
Section 14b South Bank to Redcar (10.5 km/6.5 miles)