Discover Mid Teesdale - routes to walk, cycle and ride

Mid Teesdale sits between the two market towns of Middleton and Barnard Castle. The River Tees meanders its way through this beautiful dale, which is surrounded by the high moorland of the North Pennines. The area has a wealth of history and nature waiting to be explored, with attractive villages from which to base your visit. This publication will help you to discover the area and its main settlements at a leisurely pace, with six routes for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Walking the Tees Railway Path © NPAP/Shane Harris


Routes starting from either Mickleton (NY967233 / DL12 0JN - nearest) and Middleton-in-Teesdale (NY947254 / DL12 0SH).


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections



  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Public transport

Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Playground
  • Pub
  • Toilets