Whether you are looking for a bracing coastal walk, a challenging hike, a wander through glorious countryside or a riverside stroll – the Tees Valley has many wonderful routes to explore. 

Discover your own walking adventure or explore the area with one of the many self-guided walking routes below. 

The Teesdale Way
The Teesdale Way is a 92 mile route which follows the River Tees from its source at Dufton in Cumbria to the sea at South Gare taking in heritage trails, countryside and the industrial landscape of the Tees Valley along the way.

The Cleveland Way
You can also explore parts of the Cleveland Way – a National Trail which runs 109 miles (175 km) between Helmsley and the Brigg at Filey, skirting the North York Moors National Park.

You can find out more about the various walking routes here or download a map covering Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Tees Valley here.

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Summerhill Country Park

Summerhill is a unique Country Park that is both a Local Nature Reserve and Outdoor Activity ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Walking in Darlington

Darlington has over 300 km of public rights of way, ten local nature reserves, seven formal parks, ...

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Walking in Hartlepool

You can enjoy walks throughout Hartlepool with a network of interesting and beautiful countryside ...

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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 ...

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Walking in Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar and Cleveland is home to wide open countryside, stunning landscapes and coastal walks all ...

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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 ...


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