Teesdale Way Walking Holiday in Northern England
via Langdon Beck, Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Piercebridge, Croft on Tees, Middleton One Row and Yarm.
We offer an optional day to extend the walking holiday along the River Tees to the Transporter Bridge in Mddlesbrough.
Our suggested itinerary for the Teesdale Way walking holiday is a 61 mile way-marked walking trail in County Durham in Northern England.
The route starts in the historic hamlet of Langdon Beck famous in the mid-1800s for its lead mining . The hamlet has an interesting old coaching hotel. This part of Upper Teesdale is dominated by High Moorland covered with heather. The walking route soon reaches the famous and stunning High Force Waterfall set in a rocky gorge. The walking route follows the river bank and the Pennine Way past the waterfalls known as Low Force. Walking on from Low Force the landscape changes to more undulating country with hill farms with their dry stone walls and sheep dominating the landscape.
You reach Middleton-in-Teesdale with its selection of shops and restaurants, many offering traditional English country fayre, surrounded by rolling hills. The walking route starts to be waymarked as The Teesdale Way from Middleton-in-Teesdale. The route now passes through rolling farmland and little villages with their distinctive honey colour stone construction. The area has many country houses with Eggleston Hall a very fine example.
Barnard Castle is an interesting town with its castle, old town bridge, famous Bowes Museum and a fine selection of independent shops offering a wide choice of local Northumberland products. The town is well worth taking an extra day to explore.
Walking on from Barnard Castle the Teesdale Way soon reaches the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and crosses the Abbey Bridge dating from 1773. The walking trail passes through several charming riverside villages full of history. Piercebridge is an interesting village with the remains of a Roman Bridge and Roman Fort.
Walking on from Piercebridge the villages become closer to each other and the affulent little riverside villages offer a fine selection of inns, resturants and upmarket shops. The Tees is now quite a wide shallow river and pleasent to walk beside.
Yarm is a large affluent town with a fine selection of local shops and cafes together with an old town bridge and imposing railway viaduct. Walking on from Yarm the river side becomes more built up until reaching the oasis of Preston Park with its fine Parklands interesting museum and Butterfly World.
The walking trail soon reaches the historic city of Middlesburgh with its large selection of shops and resturants. The highlight of this last selection of the trail must be the world famous Middlesburgh Transporter Bridge built in 1911 over the River Tees.
We offer 1 suggested itinerary for this Teesdale Way Walking Holiday:
8 day walking holiday, 61 miles
Please see details below
Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to September and in either direction.
The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.
Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.
Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.
Teesdale Way Walking Holiday
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights
Day 1: Arrive Middleton in Teesdale
Day 2: transfer to Langdon Beck,
then walk to Middleton in Teesdale 8 miles
Day 3: Middleton in Teesdale to Barnard Castle 13 miles
Optional Day in Barnard Castle
Day 4: Barnard Castle to Piercebridge 13.5 miles
Day 5: Piercebridge to Croft on Tees 10 miles
Day 6: Croft on Tees to Middleton One Row 9 miles
Day 7: Middleton One Row to Yarm 8 miles
Optional Day to walk to Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough 13.5 miles
Day 8: depart Yarm or Middlesbrough
8 day itinerary 7 nights
|Double or Twin |
travelling with others
All prices subject to change
Teesdale Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
High Force Waterfall
Low Force Waterfall
Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle
Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge
Please note the following when choosing dates for your Teesdale Way walking holiday:
The Tour of Britain Cycle Race will take place in the Bernard Castle area on Tuesday 6th Sept 2022.
This causes limited availability of accommodation in the area and our ability to deliver your luggage.
Therefore when booking your walking holiday on Teesdale Way we suggest you avoid this date.
in your Teesdale Way Walking Holiday in England
- accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
- room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
- daily luggage transfer
- passenger transfer to/from accommodation as required
- support should there be any problems on route
- detailed itineraries
- OS 1:25,000 map
- guide to Teesdale Way
for your Teesdale Way Walking Holiday in England
- upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
- transfers back to car or station
- parking facilities
- rest days
- inn to inn walks
What’s not included
in your Teesdale Way Walking Holiday in England
- lunches and dinners
- travel insurance
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.
This is in addition to our existing
Teesdale Way Walking Holiday: How to get there:
- By Plane to Durham, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Manchester or Edinburgh airport
- By Car to Middleton in Teesdale where parking is available
- By Bus to Middleton in Teesdale
- By Train to Bishop Auckland or Middlesbrough
Please contact us if you have any questions.
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