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Barnard Castle and the River Tees is a 6.3 kilometer loop trail located near Barnard Castle, Durham, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking.

6.3 km
143 m

kid friendly



partially paved



historic site

A circular walk from the market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham. At first glance the walk seems to be a simple stroll along the river and back, but in fact there’s plenty of extra interest. There are several old mills, churches, an enormous chateau, the ruins of an old abbey and Barnard Castle itself to enjoy along the way. The walk is relatively flat with just a few gentle slopes and one steeper but short slope up to the castle. The walk follows a mixture of tarmac pavements and riverside paths through grazing pastures and woodland. The latter can get fairly muddy and can be very uneven underfoot. There are some gates and kissing gates along the way plus one stile and two stone squeeze gaps. The wooden stile has gaps alongside suitable for most dogs to pass under, although the stone squeeze gaps are quite tight so broader dogs may struggle. Several of the large open pastures you cross are likely to be holding sheep (and possibly cattle). Approximate time 2 hours.

5 months ago

Lovely walk with lots of scenery, not too hard even though it was muddy.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

This is a great walk, information clear and accurate, really enjoyable. The field before the sewerage works was quite muddy due to a spring, if you go up the field away from the river for about 100 metres it's easy to walk round it.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Walked this today using the Android App. Information was clear, accurate and up-to-date. This is a pleasant walk along the Tees with the bonus of a visit to Egglestone Abbey where we stopped for a picnic lunch. We did have to walk through two herds of cattle on the return leg just after the abbey but they paid us little attention.

6 days ago