The Morritt – Rokeby Park
2 mile circular walk
Rokeby Park, which this short walk encircles, is a delightful blend of parkland and riverside scenery.
Turn left out of the hotel and follow the “No Through Road” to join the A66. Cross carefully at the junction.
At the gates to Rokeby Park, the house can be seen, a five-bay Palladian villa, designed in the 1730s by the amateur architect and owner Sir Thomas Robinson. Sir Thomas sold Rokeby to J.S. Morritt, and the house is still in possession of the Morritt family. The house is open two days a week from May to September.
Follow the outer wall of the park. Just past the main entrance turn right on to a private road to join the Teesdale Way.
Follow the River Tees to the “Meeting of the Waters” where the River Greta joins the Tees. Walk across the Dairy Bridge and follow the drive up to Mortham Tower and then follow the wall round to the left.
After two stiles head for a barn in the middle of a field. Turn right at the barn to eventually re-join the park wall and descend to an underpass by the river. Cross the field and turn right to cross the arched bridge and return to The Morritt.
O/S 599 (N201/11)