2. A Cotherstone Loop
Meeting Point: Middleton-in-Teesdale Cricket Club, DL12 0TG
8:30am registration for 9:00am departure
We begin and end our walk in the picturesque market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale. Heading through town, we join the Teesdale Way, and follow the river through pleasant countryside before climbing up through woodland to Toft House, and on to Eggleston.
Crossing the river, we pick up the Teesdale Way again, this time taking us through Romaldkirk and down to where the Tees meets the River Balder at Cotherstone. From here, we pick up the Tees Railway Walk, which brings us back to Middleton-in-Teesdale.
A slightly longer route, encompassing woodland and dales in an area of outstanding natural beauty, makes this trek a good challenge, and a great addition to the Big Smile Walks.
Distance: 24.4 km ( 15.16 miles)
Difficulty Rating: ★★★☆☆
Sponsored By: Banks Group