Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Walking in the Borough

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Stockton is a great place to walk and the information on this page will make it easy for you to find your way around, whether it’s in town or countryside. Not only will you find some great places to go but it’s the ideal way for most people to get active.


Walking and Cycling Map

Stockton has a wonderful network of routes for walking, whether you want to get to the local shops, walk to school, or enjoy some fabulous parks and countryside. Maps showing all the main paths can be downloaded below:


Teesdale Way

The Teesdale Way is a wonderful 90-mile walking trail following the course of the River Tees from the North Pennines to Teesmouth.  The section of the route running through the Borough is full of contrast, featuring the peaceful countryside upstream of Yarm;  the stunning nature reserves of the Tees Heritage Park; and a fantastic series of bridges:  Yarm, Victoria, Infinity, Newport, and Transporter.  Using the Borough’s Walking and Cycling Maps you can plan all kinds of circular walks, setting out along different sections of the Teesdale Way and returning via other paths.


Stepping out in Stockton 'self-guided' walks

Choose one of our suggested 'self-guided' walks and go! Ranging from 1.7miles to 2.3 these short walks are fun and easy to follow.


Walk Leaflets

The following leaflets will give you some great ideas for local walks, and they are also full of fascinating information on local history and wildlife:  

Cowpen Bewley Heritage Trail
Cowpen Bewley Village preserves much of its medieval character although its buildings are of 17th century onwards.

Norton Heritage Trail
Norton was once head of an estate which included Stockton, Preston, Hartburn, Roseworth, Hardwick and Blakeston. This estate later became the parish of Norton.

Stockton Town Centre
The town of Stockton was preceded by an agricultural village of 18 farmsteads and a manor house of the Bishop, both of these are recorded in 1183.

Thornaby Aerodrome Trail
A 1½ mile walking tour starting at the fabulous replica Spitfire. 

Yarm was a medieval market town and port, named in the Domesday Book. The name means 'fish weirs' and it is clear from the Domesday entry that there was little more than a fishing settlement in 1086.

Information will be available soon about other new trails in the Borough including the Thornaby Trail, Ingleby Trail, Eight Bridges Way and Egglescliffe / Aislaby Trail.


Plan and track your walks

Want to know where to walk and track your progress? The Walk4life web tool lets you do this.

Use the Walk4life web tool to plan and track your walks.


Out and About in Stockton-on-Tees

Out and About is our handy guide to walking and cycling in Stockton-on-Tees, focusing on 12 parks and green spaces across our Borough.

Pick up a printed copy in our libraries today or download the digital Out and About version.


England Coast Path in Stockton-on-Tees

After seven years of planning and development, five phases of construction, and over £800,000 of external funds raised, the Stockton section of the England Coast Path was officially opened in September.

The new stretch, between Newport Bridge and North Gare in Hartlepool, is 10 miles long. The section between Transporter Bridge and Greatham Creek has created over 2.5 miles of brand new access through a previously inaccessible area, passing through Teesmouth National Nature Reserve and the industrial landscape of Seal Sands.

The Stockton section links to the already-open stretches of the England Coast Path to the north (North Gare to South Bents) and south (Filey Brigg to Newport Bridge). When complete the England Coast Path will be 2,795 miles long.

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