Hurworth Rockliffe circular river walk

Hurworth river walk 1036 x 555

Photo credit: Peter Giroux

Well we have a long weekend ahead of us and the weather is not looking too bad! If you fancy getting out of the car and active what could be better than a walk through the local contryside?

Walking in your part of Tees Valley

Wherever you live in Tees Valley we have links to local walks.

As part of our focus on riverside walks in Darlington this month we have uploaded a map and instructions for a circular walk in Hurworth Village.

If you would rather do this as a guided walk Groundwork are doing a walk this coming Wednesday (30 May) contact details at the end of this post.

Getting there

The number 12 bus goes from Darlington to Middleton St George and stops in the village.

The route

From the fringes of Hurworth you can stroll along footpaths through farmland and along the banks of the River Tees, past the golf course on this pleasant, 4.5 miles (7.6km) rural walk.

Download the map and walking instructions


Heritage sites along the way include:

  • All Saints Church (with the site dating back to the 12th century)
  • Information on linen weaving - did you know that the waters of the Tees and Skerne were noted for their bleaching properties during the 19th century?
  • The branch line to the Darlington railway built in the 1840s
  • Birthplace of William Emerson the reknowned mathematician
  • Rockliffe Hall and golf course
  • Plague burials on the green

Other River walks in Darlington

If you enjoy this River Tees heritage walk you might also want to have a look at the Low / High Coniscliffe walk we shared a couple of weeks ago which has spectacular view (please be aware the oil seed rape is high at this time of year and there are two sections where you need to cross through the fields) along with the Piercebridge circular walk where there are significant Roman ruins. Broken Scar is also a very popular route with walkers and dog owners.

Guided walk details:

Walks in May 2018 Darlington

Find out more about public rights of way in Darlington.


By Nicky at 25 May 2018, 14:34 PM

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