Prior to the extensive housing development, part of this area was known as Highfield, and was farm land. Fortunately a substantial area of this original character has been preserved as farming around the medieval village of Egglescliffe.
From this gateway The Teesdale Way follows the Tees around the farmland, which includes arable and livestock farming and is a unique reminder of our heritage in the heart of a heavily built up area.
The Teesdale Way leads to Yarm and the medieval Yarm Bridge and there is a footpath spur leading up to Egglescliffe Village and its historic Church and village green.