This excellent trail follows the River Tees from its source near Dufton in the Cumbrian Pennines through the northeast countryside to the North Sea near Teesside.
The 100 miles of the Teesdale Way are described in eight stages that take up to 2 weeks to complete. The often exhilarating walking leads through varied country – wild moorland and deep dales, many with dramatic waterfalls, gentle pastures and industrial towns. As well as being an invigorating walk through unmatched river scenery, the Teesdale Way also presents a cross-section of the regions social, cultural and economic life; this it does from both present day and historical perspectives.
This guidebook is divided into eight stages. Each stage provides a moderate day’s walking along with the prospect of being able to obtain overnight accommodation. The stages are only suggestions; they can be varied according to individual walking pace, the weather, your accommodation requirements or other factors.
Not everyone will wish to tackle the Teesdale Way in one go. There is much to recommend exploring it in increments, concentrating on one or two locations at a time. A final chapter in this book describes ten circular walks designed to combine parts of the Teesdale Way with footpaths through fine countryside flanking the river on both sides