Mickleton - Egglesburn - Eggleston - Romaldkirk - Mickleton

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Mickleton - Egglesburn - Eggleston - Romaldkirk - Mickleton

Teesdale, the most southerly of the three major Durham Dales, is the setting for this easy walk featuring three of the charming, unspoilt villages nestling in the picturesque centre of this stunning dale surrounded by the hills of the North Pennines.

From the car park on the Tees Railway Walk on the outskirts of Mickleton Village, the walk passes through the centre of the village before gently descending a walled, leafy lane to cross a couple of flat meadows and intersect the newly-erected Beckstones Wath footbridge spanning the River Tees. A short riverside walk follows to join the Teesdale Way Long-Distance Footpath, after which the path rises steeply up the grassy slopes of the valley to intersect and cross the main Eggleston to Middleton-in-Teesdale road. A little road-walking on a quiet back road leads to a glorious section through the Blackton Beck Valley along part of an old pack-horse route down a leafy lane, crossing a couple of streams and passing through undulating meadows with great views of the Teesdale Valley.

The route then intersects picturesque Eggleston Village before further road-walking, this time on pavements, leads you down past the entrance to the ancient Eggleston Hall to recross the River Tees.

A section of pleasant field- and lane-walking then delivers you into the village of Romaldkirk, the last but certainly not the least of the three villages featured on this walk, where the route parts company with the Teesdale Way.

From the old railway station in Romaldkirk (complete with signal) back to Mickleton, the final part of the walk travels entirely along a section of the old Barnard Castle to Middleton-in-Teesdale railway line, now called the Tees Railway Walk.

England - North England - Durham - Teesdale

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
26/07/2017 - Thomas Greig

A lovely varied walk with some lovely villages and spectacular views of Teesdale from the higher points. The waymark post at point 5/6 has disappeared but the Teesdale Way signs are displayed on a gate at this location. Here take the Teesdale Way track off to the right (back almost in the direction you've just come from) and follow the excellent directions again thereafter. Tony Greig

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