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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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Fairy Dell

A suburban park which is well landscaped with exercise equipment and walking paths. Follow the signposts to the Fell Dell lake and discover a unique natural habitat filled with a variety of small wild animals and birds as well as a wide variety of natural trees and plants. There’s also an exciting woodland trail, a large […]

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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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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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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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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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