Teesdale Way

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Start: Dufton
Distance: 92 miles (148 km)
Grid Ref: NY689250
 
Climbing: 1,950 metres
Walk time: 38-46 hours
Days: 5-9

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Summary: The Teesdale Way long distance footpath largely follows the banks of the River Tees from near its source to sea as it passes from the remote high moorlands of Cumbria and Durham to the industrial landscapes of Teeside and the coast. From the start in the Cumbrian village of Dufton the route follows the Pennine Way National Trail on to the Pennines and passes High Cup Nick to follow Maize Beck and across moor to Cauldron Snout where the River Tees is met for the first time. Incidentally, if you truly wanted to follow the River Tees from source to sea then following the Pennine Way in the other direction from Dufton would lead you to Tees Head on Cross Fell from where you could follow the fledgling River Tees downstream to Cow Green Reservoir and then on to Cauldron Snout and resume on the Teesdale Way. Afterwards the Teesdale Way leads to High Force which is undoubtably England's finest and most impressive waterfall and then to the spectacularly beautiful series of waterfalls at Low Force before reaching Middleton-in-Teesdale where the Teesdale Way parts company with the Pennine Way. The Teesdale Way continues through Barnard Castle and leaves the Pennines to continue eastwards via Whorlton, Winston, Gainford and Piersbridge to Darlington. Afterwards the river continues through Croft-on-Tees, Hurworth-on-Tees, Middleton St George, Yarm, Eaglescliffe and Thornaby-on-Tees to reach Middlesborough before continuing on to flow into the North Sea while the Teesdale Way ends just south of rivers end at Warrenby near Redcar.


Useful Links:
Teesdale Way Guides
The Durham Cow
Long Distance Walkers Association


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