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Upper Teesdale RiverBeginning in Barnard Castle this circular driving route takes in the three major rivers of the North East of England, The Tees, The Wear and The Tyne.

Journey up the course of the River Tees through Middleton in Teesdale and along up to the highest town in England, Alston.  There is a stop off point along the way to view High Force, England's highest waterfall with a drop of 21 metres to the plunge pool.

From Alston the tour takes you down the course of the River Wear and into Stanhope, the capital of Weardale.  A very pretty town, with a most interesting fossilised tree and a the Dales Visitor Centre.  

Moving on from Stanhope the route takes you further North, up the steep banks at Crawleyside and on to open moorland.  The incline at Crawleyside was famously the highest standard gauge railway section built in 1834 as designed by Robert Stephenson.

Taking in the beautiful village of Blanchland and then the stunning Tynedale towns of Hexham and Corbridge this tour is packed with interesting facts and makes a great trip out during your visit to Teesdale.