Walking routes & events
Tees Valley walking groups and events
There are lots of groups and organisations across the Tees Valley that meet regularly for walking sessions and events, ranging from Nordic walking, family fun walks, history walks and much more. Whether it's for fitness, fun, or both, there's something for everyone.
Tees Valley walking routes and maps
Tees Valley walks
For walks and walking activities in Stockton, please visit The Hub [external link]
For walks and walking activities in Redcar, please visit This is Redcar & Cleveland [external link]
For walks and walking activities in Middlesbrough, please visit Walk Middlesbrough [external link]
For walks and walking activities in Hartlepool, please visit Walk in Hartlepool [external link]
Darlington has over 300 km of public rights of way, ten local nature reserves, seven formal parks, three community woodlands and numerous other open spaces. Below are some of the most popular walking routes in Darlington.
- 1 Walking route: Whinfield Loop [pdf]
- 2 Walking route: Rockwell Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
- 3 Walking route: Red Hall/Great Burdon Loop [pdf]
- 4 Walking route: Red Hall Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
- 5 Walking route: The Whinnies & Middleton St George [pdf]
- 6 Walking route: Maidendale Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
- 7 Walking route: Geneva Wood & Brankin Moor Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
- 8 Walking route: South Park [pdf]
- 9 Walking route: Broken Scar & River Tees [pdf]
- 10 Walking route: Cocker Beck Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
- 11 Walking route: West Park Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
- 12 Walking route: Brinkburn Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
- 13 Walking route: Drinkfield Marsh Local Nature Reserve [pdf]
For more walking ideas, you can view a list of parks in the area here: Darlington's Parks and Green Spaces [external link]
For more information about wheelchair accessible walks in Darlington town centre, please visit www.wheelygood.org [external link]
For general information about public travel in the Tees Valley, please visit our partner website Connect Tees Valley [external link].
Walking further afield...
If you’re venturing further afield and would like to explore the walking routes available in other areas, visit some of these sites for more walking inspiration.
South Durham walks
County Durham has some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. Here are some of our walking routes; please contact us for printed copies.
Bishop Auckland walks
- Bellburn Wood (Bishop Auckland) [pdf]
- Brack's Farm Circular (Bishop Auckland) [pdf]
- Etherley Park (Bishop Auckland) [pdf]
- Stan Laurel Circular (Bishop Auckland) [pdf]
- Town and River Wear Circular (Bishop Auckland) [pdf]
Newton Aycliffe walks
- Simpasture Nature Walk (Newton Aycliffe) [pdf]
- West Park Boating Lakes (Newton Aycliffe) [pdf]
- Woodham Burn Circular (Newton Aycliffe) [pdf]
- Newton Aycliffe to Shildon Rail Station [pdf]
- Moor Nature Reserve Circular (Newton Aycliffe [pdf]
Find out more about walking in County Durham on these sites
Walking in Durham [external link]
Durham County Council countryside events and guided walks [external link]
The Ramblers [external link] offer walks all over the UK for all ages and abilities.