How to reach us

Tees Cottage Pumping Station is sited next to the River Tees on Coniscliffe Road, Darlington.

OS ref. NZ/257138

You can use the postcode DL3 8TF to find Tees Cottage. However, please do not send correspondence to this address.

By Train

The main East Coast service stops at Darlington. From Darlington Station it is a ten-minute taxi ride to Tees Cottage. Tell the driver “Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Coniscliffe Road, just past the Broken Scar picnic area.”

By Bus from Darlinton Town Centre

Services between Darlington and Barnard Castle stop just outside Tees Cottage. The service provider is Arriva. For public transport information ring traveline on 0870 608 2 608 or visit Arriva’s website www.arriva.co.uk

By Road from the South

Take A1/A1(M) past Scotch Corner junction, continue on A1(M). Go to Junction 57, sign Darlington, turn onto A66(M). Go down to roundabout at end of motorway, go straight up hill towards Darlington and after half a mile turn left at roundabout onto Carmel Road South. At next roundabout turn left onto A67 Coniscliffe Road, continue until 40 mph sign. In a further 300 yards turn left into Broken Scar Picnic site car park. Our entrance is the Victorian building immediately to your West. From the car park, walk to Coniscliffe Road and turn left.

By Road from the North

A1(M) down to Junction 58, signpost A 68, Darlington/Corbridge.(Do not take junction 59, signpost Darlington, as this will take you into the difficult town centre roads). At junction 58 go left towards Darlington. At first roundabout go straight, at second roundabout go straight, and continue through the village of Cockerton. At first mini roundabout go straight. At next mini roundabout (the first of a pair) go right and then immediately left at the second of that pair onto Carmel Road North. Pass a cemetery on your right, then at roundabout turn right onto A67 Coniscliffe Road. Continue until 40 mph sign. In a further 300 yards turn left into Broken Scar Picnic site car park. Our entrance is the Victorian building immediately to your West. From the car park, walk to Coniscliffe Road and turn left.

By Road from the West

Use any route to Scotch Corner, then follow instructions in ‘from the South’ above.

By Air

The nearest international airports are Durham Tees Valley (formerly Teeside) (10 miles) and Newcastle (40 miles).