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See also 13a. The Town of Barnard Castle (Co. Durham) and its Castle

13b. Circular walk to Cotherstone from Barnard Castle on the banks of the River Tees

13c. The Bowes Museum

13d. The ruins of Egglestone Abbey, near Barnard Castle

13e The paintings of Norman Cornish (images from the Bowes Museum Exhibition in 2020)

Scenes of North-East England, Newcastle upon Tyne, Co. Durham & Northumbria - Northumberland and the North Pennine area of outstanding natural beauty.

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This is a walk of great variety, a fascinating old church in an attractive village and regular views of the River Tees.

Fox and Hounds pub car parking circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

We started the walk from the Fox and Hounds pub in Cotherstone where there is limited parking, but there is a picnic area and parking down the lane directly across from the pub.

 

Cotherstone Castle once stood on this natural mound above the triple walking path signs circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The Cotherstone Castle once stood on this natural mound above the triple walking path signs.

You walk down the lane opposite the Fox and Hounds pub, bear left to cross the River Balder over the footbridge.

We did this walk clockwise - following the west bank of the River Tees and returning on the eastern bank.

 

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England confluence of the smaller River Balder and the 'mighty' River Tees circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The confluence of the smaller River Balder and the 'mighty' River Tees.

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England bridge over the River Balder circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The bridge over the River Balder and keep walking along the west side of the RIVER tees, do not cross the other footbridge.

 

Lovely meadow fields of buttercups east of Thwaite Hall circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

Lovely meadow fields of buttercups east of Thwaite Hall as the path temporarily moves away from Tees.

 

One of many glimpses of the River TeesOne of many glimpses of the River Tees circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

One of many glimpses of the River Tees as you follow the path to reach Woden Croft.

 

Woden Croft, one of the infamous 'Yorkshire Schools' researched by Charles Dickens for his novel 'Nicholas Nickleby' circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

Woden Croft, one of the infamous 'Yorkshire Schools' researched by Charles Dickens for his novel 'Nicholas Nickleby'

 

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England The inevitable rhododendrons! circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The inevitable rhododendrons!

 

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

What are these two strange 'half' iron posts for astride this beck?

 

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England The abandoned farmhouse at Low Garth circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

You continue to follow the Teesdale Way until you reach the abandoned farmhouse at Low Garth, just south-east of Romaldkirk.

 

The beautiful enclosed footpath Sennings Lane as you approach Romaldkirk circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

You continue north-west to reach the beautiful enclosed footpath Sennings Lane as you approach Romaldkirk

 

large lower green in the village of Romaldkirk - a beautiful picnic spot circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The large lower green in the village of Romaldkirk - a beautiful picnic spot across from the beautiful Church of St Romald.

 

The busy Rose and Crown pub in Romaldkirk circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The fine looking building of the busy Rose and Crown pub in Romaldkirk.

 

Another lovely one of Romaldkirk's greens between the Rose and Crown Inn and the Church of St Romald circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

Another lovely one of Romaldkirk's greens between the Rose and Crown Inn and the Church of St Romald.

 

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The Kirk Inn, now closed up in June 2021, once doubled as the post office.

 

Church of St Romald - view from south-east circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The Church of St Romald - view from south-east.

Parts of this fine medieval church date back to the 12th century.

 

The entrance to the Church of St Romald view from south circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The entrance to the Church of St Romald - view from south

 

Church of St Romald - south transept on the left circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The Church of St Romald - south transept on the left

 

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The gravestone of Jonathan Horn and a tribute to his mathematical abilities.

From Romaldkirk you head due north towards Egglestone Bridge.

 

A wide view north towards Eggleston Hall from Hewcroft Hill circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

A wide view north towards Eggleston Hall from Hewcroft Hill

 

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The rear of Egglestone Hall and Eggleston bridge, which you cross to return on the eastern bank of the River Tees.

bridge-end house at Eggleston Bridge circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England Egglestone Bridge over the River Tees circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

Eggleston Bridge over the River Tees and the bridge-end house

This fine bridge originally dates from the 15th century and once had a chapel built into it.

circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

Over the bridge you turn sharp right down a private road and follow the Teesdale Way all the way back to the footbridge over the Tees at Cotherstone.

 

Beautiful wide views south towards Cotherstone from above Shipley Woodcircular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

Beautiful wide views south towards Cotherstone from above Shipley Wood

 

The footbridge crossing the River Tees to return to Cotherstone circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England River Tees at Cotherstone circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

The footbridge crossing the River Tees to return to Cotherstone

 

Footbridge over the River Tees below Cotherstone circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England circular walk Cotherstone Romaldkirk River Tees Co. Durham, England

A good picnic spot where the River Balder joins the River Tees - on the left you can just see the footbridge over the Tees and on the right a view south downstream.

This is a really good picnic spot and car-parking half-way down from the Fox and Hounds pub in Cotherstone village.



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