Cotherstone is a vibrant Teesdale village, with two pubs,  a primary school, village hall and various places of worship (CofE and Quakers).

Some useful Cotherstone links:

Red Lion Pub - next door to the cottage, a friendly drinking pub serving excellent regular and guest ales.  All welcome, including dogs and children! *Please note: the Red Lion is currently closed due to Covid restrictions until 21st June*

Fox & Hounds Pub - 200m up the road (turn left out of the cottage) – serves excellent food and drinks every lunchtime and evening.

* As of 18th April, the Fox and Hounds is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for drinks and food outside only*



A Walk Around Cotherstone

A twenty minute walk down to the River Tees, directly from Red Lion Cottage – cross the road and take the public footpath just to the left, and you’ll see….

These pictures were taken in April (2006) before the leaves were out on the trees – coming soon!


This area, where the River Balder joins the Tees, is known as the Hagg.


Bridge over the Tees – leading to further walks to Romaldkirk or Barnard Castle (the latter quite strenuous).

The Hagg is also accessible by road (down the hill opposite the Fox and Hounds).

Round the back of Red Lion Cottage for views of the Church…

…And back over the village.

Within 5 minutes walk, you come across this view of the River Tees.

The River Balder.

Bridge over the River Balder, leading to the bridge over the Tees, or along the bank towards Romaldkirk

The West Green and Fox and Hounds Pub (after 20 minutes walking, its got to be time for a drink!)

The village shop – get your Cotherstone Cheese here.