Spending time in the great outdoors is good for the soul. Set off on your own adventure with plenty of places to explore and enjoy in the Tees Valley.

Explore the Tees Valley’s breathtaking coastline and stunning countryside by bike or on foot.

Take on sections of the Cleveland Way trail, find your way along the river with the Teesdale Way path or experience spectacular panoramic views at the top of Roseberry Topping.

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Briarwood Stables

Briarwood Stables is a friendly family run livery yard situated near Redmarshall, Stockton-on-Tees. It has extensive private gallops which can be used all year round, the use of two arenas with a good selection of jumps and fillers, a wooded area with basic cross country jumps to ride in during the summer months, as well […]

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Cycling in Darlington

Explore Darlington’s countryside, town centre and surrounding villages by bike with the below cycling maps. Brinkburn Local Nature Reserve and West Park Cemetery Lane to Nunnery Lane River Skerne to Red Hall Whinfield Firthmoor and Skerne Park Firthmoor and Lingfield South Park, Mowden and Hummersknott Rockwell, Faverdale and Town Centre Middleton St George Walworth For […]

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Cycling in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is a great place to go cycling with many parks to explore as well as riverside routes. For more information about cycling in Middlesbrough go here or download one of the maps below. Middlesbrough Walking and Cycling map Cycling: Coulby Newham Cycling: Pallister Park – Stewart Park Cycling: Stewart Park – Newham Grange Cycling: […]

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Cycling in Stockton

Stockton is the perfect place to get out and about on your bike with many fantastic country parks to explore as well as the Tees Barrage which is not only a great place for a cycle ride but full of activities to enjoy including white water rafting and the UK’s biggest adventure high ropes course Air […]

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Eston Equitation Centre

Situated below the majestic Eston Nab, amongst the stunning landscape of Eston Hills, Eston Equitation Centre offers individual or class lessons to riders of all standards as well as hacking out in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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Guisborough Forest & Walkway

Guisborough Forest & Walkway Visitors Centre provides the ideal starting point for a visit to Guisborough Forest. The visitors centre is situated in Pinchinthorpe on the outskirts of Guisborough. It extends for 2.5 miles along part of the route followed by the old Guisborough Branch Railway line where it forms a gateway to Guisborough Forest […]

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Guisborough Woods and Highcliff Nab

DISTANCE: 10.5 KM (6.5 MILES) GRADE OF WALK: MODERATE TIME: 2-3 HOURS EXPLORER MAP: OL 26 Get away from it all with a forest ramble that also takes in stunning views over the Tees Valley. Stay a while and shop for arts, crafts and fine local produce in the nearby town of Guisborough with its […]

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Hartlepool Historic Quay to Seaton Carew Cycle Route

This route takes in Hartlepool Marina and the coastline down to the beach at Seaton Carew following National Cycle Network Route 14. Starting from the National Museum of the Royal Navy – home of HMS Trincomalee- the first section of route is on a road along Maritime Avenue. The cycle route then heads on to […]

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Kirklevington Riding School

A family-run, British Horse Society-approved centre, established since 1981. Offering a varied range of lessons to cater for every ability from the total beginner to the exam candidate wanting a career with horses. Also offers a Full Livery service with a wide range of facilities and extensive off-road riding.

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Lazenby Bank

The skyline to the south of Middlesbrough is dominated by a long, green, wooded slope stretching all the way from Wilton Castle to the rocky outcrop and cluster of radio masts at Eston Nab. This is Lazenby Bank, a beautiful and varied woodland; much of it under ash and oak trees, but also including plantations […]

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Portrack Marsh

Portrack Marsh is a haven for wildlife in the heart of Teesside. The wetland nature reserve attracts hundreds of birds each year and it provides a home to an exciting variety of mammals, amphibians, insects and wildflowers. The summer months are filled with wildflowers, butterflies and dragonflies and the marshlands provide an exciting playground to […]

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Redcar to Saltburn ‘Coast to Coast’ Cycle Route

This scenic cycle route follows the National Cycle Network Route 1 along the coast and provides plenty of opportunities for stops along the way. Starting at Coatham in Redcar the route follows the Esplanade along the seafront and towards Marske. It then runs alongside the Darlington to Saltburn rail line finishing in the picturesque spa […]

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Robinsons Equi Teach

Robinsons Equi Teach offers riding and stable management lessons to both able bodied and disabled riders, in a safe and progressive environment. As a Pony Club Centre it gives opportunities to children to participate alongside pony owners in training, camps and competitions. Runs Holiday activities to suit all levels. Organises Escorted hacking and day rides […]

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Roseberry Topping

At just 1,049 feet (320 m) high, Roseberry Topping may not be the biggest hill you’ll ever see, but it will certainly be one of the most distinctive. Its shape, caused by the combination of a geological fault and a mining collapse in 1912 has made the hill the most beloved landmark in the Tees Valley […]

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Roseberry Topping – Walking Route

Route Details DISTANCE: 6.5 KM (4.0 MILES) GRADE OF WALK:STRENUOUS TIME:2-3 HOURS EXPLORER MAP:Oulioor Leisure 26 Blow the cobwebs away on one of Tees Valley’s most famous landmarks. Just climb to the top or detour to the Captain Cooks Monument, enjoy a woodland wildlife walk or visit Newton Wood. START/PARKING Public car park at the junction […]

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Saltburn Cliffs

An exhilarating country walk with stunning views including the region’s best vantage point to marvel at Boulby Cliffs, the highest cliffs on the east coast of England. Add in far-reaching views over the North York Moors and two fascinating nature reserves and there’s never a dull moment. Saltburn’s Inclined Tramway and Victorian pier, plus golden, […]

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Saltburn Gill

A wildlife-rich woodland set in a lovely secluded valley leading to the coast at Saltburn. A dense canopy of oak and ash trees shelter a winding path which runs the entire length of the valley and provides good opportunities to see all the reserve has to offer. Why not experience the changing seasons in Saltburn […]

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South Park, Snipe House Pond Circular

South Park, Snipe House Pond Circular – 3km of urban fringe exploring between town and country. Surfaced or grass paths, sometimes muddy after rain. Distance – miles (km): 3km Recommended start / finish point(s): Start at Parkside Raod, NZ 283 133. Access / path surfaces: Surfaced or grass paths, sometimes muddy after rain. Main features of interest: In […]

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Stotfold Crest Stables

Stotfold Crest Stables is a BHS approved riding school. It is situated behind Ron Perry’s garage on the A19 southbound. Established twenty years ago the riding school offers a friendly happy environment for children and adults learning to ride. The proprietor, Lesley Perry, has a lifetime of experience with horses both as a competitive rider in show jumping, […]

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Summerhill Country Park

Summerhill is a unique Country Park that is both a Local Nature Reserve and Outdoor Activity Centre. Explore the 100 acre site on your own or join in with the many bookable activities. Other things you can see and do include; Sculptures around the park Two ponds with viewing platforms Two children’s play areas A free […]

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The Teesdale Way – Egglescliffe and Aislaby Circular

A figure of eight following the loop of the  Tees near Yarm and exploring the beautiful villages and countryside north of the river. Distance – miles (km): 5.5 miles (8.8km) Or complete as two separate circuits: Egglescliffe loop:  3.1 miles (5.0km) Aislaby loop:  2.4 miles (3.8km) Recommended start / finish point(s): Yarm Bridge Car parking / public transport: Car […]

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The Teesdale Way – Piercebridge Circular

The Piercebridge Circular is a short 1 km walk exploring the roman history of this important River Tees Crossing point. Most paths are grass; tarmac surface on road crossing Piercebridge Beck at Carlbury Bridge. Start at the George Hotel overflow car park NZ 212 154 and walk over the road bridge. Piercebridge Roman Fort is one […]

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The Way of St Hild

Launched in Spring 2020, The Way of St Hild route celebrates the importance of Hild to both Hartlepool and Whitby and recognise the contribution she made to the Christian heritage of the North East and beyond. However, unlike many pilgrimage trails, The Way of St Hild will not rely solely on maps and booklets as the […]

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Walking in Darlington

Darlington has over 300 km of public rights of way, ten local nature reserves, seven formal parks, three community woodlands and numerous other open spaces to explore. Discover your next walking adventure in Darlington by downloading one of the maps below. Whinfield Loop Rockwell Local Nature Reserve Red Hall/Great Burdon Loop Red Hall Local Nature Reserve […]

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Walking in Hartlepool

You can enjoy walks throughout Hartlepool with a network of interesting and beautiful countryside footpaths, bridleways and byways. You can find out where all of the public and permissive rights of way are located within and just outside the borough in the Walking in Hartlepool leaflet and Map ​​​​. Here you will also find information on ‘places of interest’ as well as […]

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Walking in Middlesbrough

Parks in Middlesbrough are a good place to start for walking in the area with some beautiful green spaces at Stewart Park, Albert Park and Fairy Dell. If you want something more adventurous you can download some great walking maps and circular routes around Middlesbrough here. Should you wish to walk further afield and get away from roads, you […]

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Walking in Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar and Cleveland is home to wide open countryside, stunning landscapes and coastal walks all just waiting to be discovered. You can explore the many self-guided routes by downloading the maps below. Guisborough Three Peaks Ironstone Heritage Trail Errington Woods Eston Moors Flatts Lane & Lazenby Bank Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park Guisborough Forest & […]

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Walking in Stockton

Stockton is a great place to walk whether it’s in town or in the countryside. The below guides will not only suggest some great places to go but will also make it easy for you to find your way around. Choose one of the suggested ‘self-guided’ walks and go! Ranging from 1.7miles to 2.3 these short walks […]

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