The Teesdale Way and Heritage Trails project provides the backbone to River Tees Rediscovered. The aim is to create a strong identity and continuity for this section of the Tees through joint working with local authorities, organisations and communities.
Running 90 miles from the North Pennines to the sea, the Teesdale Way takes you though some stunning countryside and is a great way of exploring the fascinating history and heritage of the area: from the Roman fort at Piercebridge, to the delightful villages of Hurworth and Neasham, the wildlife of the Tees Heritage Park, and on to the historic Newport and Transporter Bridges which link Stockton and Middlesbrough.
Through River Tees Rediscovered we’ve been busy improving the Teesdale Way downstream of Piercebridge: installing new stiles, signs, gates and sections of boardwalk on some particularly muddy sections path. Plans are also in place for a series of ‘heritage trails’ which will offer a variety of circular walks from the main trail utilising new and existing footpaths.
If you want to find out more or would be interested in getting involved in practical projects, or have an interest in local heritage or wildlife and would be interested in helping to develop the proposed heritage trails, we’d love to hear from you.
We’d also really like to work together with any businesses and community organisations along the route, to encourage more people to walk sections of the Teesdale Way and support local shops, pubs and other services.