Teesdale Way

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Coordinates: 54°37′01″N 1°06′00″W / 54.617°N 1.1°W / 54.617; -1.1 The Teesdale Way is a long distance walk between the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire and the Cumbrian Pennines in England. The walk is 100 miles (160 km) 100 miles / 161 km in length, it links in with other long distance walks such as the Pennine Way and the E2 European Walk between Harwich and Stranraer.

The Teesdale way ends in Warrenby near Redcar, having passed through the heavily industrialised Teesside area, consisting of Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby-on-Tees. This gives a great insight into the once proud ship building and industrial heritage of the North East.

Between Yarm and Croft-on-Tees the river goes through the meandering lowland section of the Tees Valley. As the river heads downstream Upper Teesdale it passes through the historic settlements of Piercebridge and Barnard Castle.

In Upper Teesdale the walk makes a U-turn at Eggleston Hall, heading down the other side of the dale, back to Barnard Castle.

Thornaby and Basleton woods are connected to each other. They are located in Thornaby, in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

At six hectares, Thornaby Woods is a large area of ancient woodland and features trees such as oak, elm and witch. Roe deer have been seen in and around Thornaby and Basleton woods.

Sights and attractions[edit]

Industrial Teesside[edit]

Tees Corridor[edit]

The Teesdale way in the Tees Corridor

Nature reserves[edit]




Stately homes[edit]

Village churches[edit]

  • St John's Church, Low Dinsdale
  • All Saints Church, Girsby
  • All Saints Church, Hurworth-on-Tees
  • St Peter's Church, Croft-on-Tees
  • St Edwin's Church, Coniscliffe
  • St Mary's Church, Piercebridge
  • St Mary's Church, Gainford
  • St Andrew's Church, Winston
  • St Mary's Church, Whorton
  • St Romald's Church, Romaldkirk



(returns to Barnard Castle)