Both the famous Pennine Way and the Teesdale Way pass through the village of Middleton and there is a huge range of shorter walks along the River Tees, disused railway lines or through the beautiful countryside. Details of many walks can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Middleton (30p) and basic details of three of these are reproduced below:
Mickleton to Middleton-in-Teesdale
A 2.5 hour circular walk covering 8.5km (5.25 miles) including stunning riverside paths to Middleton in Teesdale and a gentle return to Mickleton following the route of the old railway line.
Mickleton - Eggleston Circular
A 3.5 hour circular walk covering 11.5km (7 miles) including a gentle stroll to Romaldkirk along the route of the dismantled railway line, two stretches of picturesque walled lanes and a wide variety of attractive bridges across streams and the River Tees.
Middleton-in-Teesdale - A Walk through History
A 1.5 hour circular walk of 2.5km (1.5 miles) around the edge and through the centre of the historic village of Middleton in Teesdale.