The local landscape around Barnard Castle has inspired artists and writers such as Charles Dickens and Sir Walter Scott and the painters John Sell Cotman and J M W Turner and continues to inspire today. The magnificent long-distance Teesdale Way runs through the heart of the area. Many of our footpaths have been significantly improved recently, with new signposts and gates replacing stiles, so walking them couldn’t be easier.
There are many different routes to walk locally, some of which you can download below. It is recommended that you take an OS map with you.
These walking leaflets are also available to buy from The Witham arts centre, on the Market Place in Barnard Castle, for 75p each. Please have a look ……. and get walking!
For those with less mobility or buggies there is a great resource through the Fieldfare Trust’s phototrails website. The routes are photographed so you can make up your own mind about their suitability.
The website Walking Britain has a wide range of walks, including those focused on County Durham. Go to this page to see walks around Teesdale.