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The Teesdale Way

AuthorMartin Collins (Updated by Paddy Dillon)
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-13: 978 1 85284 461 5
Also available in eBook and Kindle formats
Price£12.95
The River Tees falls in a fury at Cauldron Snout, below the Cow Green Reservoir in Upper Teesdale.

The River Tees falls in a fury at Cauldron Snout, below the Cow Green Reservoir in Upper Teesdale.

Looking downstream along the River Tees towards the ruins of Barnard Castle.

Looking downstream along the River Tees towards the ruins of Barnard Castle.

The view from the Bridle Bridge spanning the River Tees below the little hamlet of Girsby.

The view from the Bridle Bridge spanning the River Tees below the little hamlet of Girsby.

Martin Collins wrote the original Teesdale Way guidebook, but was unable to update it. Taking on the task one year, the route was checked in two parts, with Upper Teesdale explored in the winter, and the River Tees later followed downstream during the spring.

The Teesdale Way essentially follows the River Tees, but as the Tees has its origins in a high, bleak and remote part of the North Pennines, a gentler starting point is provided from Dufton. While the route is presented as a long-distance walk taking just over a week, the book also contains ten circular walks based on the route and the river.

The updated guidebook takes note of any changes to the route and its facilities, is published in full colour, with plenty of photographs, while the route is highlighted on OS Landranger mapping from start to finish.

Walks in Teesdale also feature in the Cicerone guidebooks to the North Pennines and County Durham.

Walk Contents

The Teesdale Way

Stage 1 Dufton to Langdon Beck
Stage 2 Langdon Beck to Middleton
Stage 3 Middleton to Barnard Castle
Stage 4 Barnard Castle to Gainford
Stage 5 Gainford to Hurworth-on-Tees
Stage 6 Hurworth-on-Tees to Yarm
Stage 7 Yarm to Middlesbrough Centre
Stage 8 Middlesbrough to South Gare Breakwater

Circular Walks

Walk 1 Langdon Beck
Walk 2 Cow Green
Walk 3 Bowlees Picnic Area
Walk 4 Cotherstone via Eggleston Bridge
Walk 5 Cotherstone via Barnard Castle
Walk 6 Greta Bridge
Walk 7 Barnard Castle
Walk 8 Winston
Walk 9 Middleton One Row
Walk 10 Yarm Bridge