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Deepdale, sometimes spelt Deep Dale, is a side valley of Teesdale in County Durham, England. In its lower reaches, just west of the town of Barnard Castle, the valley is well wooded, and is a nature reserve, known for its bird life and a population of otters. Deepdale Beck, a tributary of the River Tees, runs through the valley. By the beck is the Great Stone, a glacial erratic from Shap in Cumbria, the largest erratic in Teesdale.

The valley was once crossed by the Deepdale Viaduct, 2 miles (3 km) west of Barnard Castle. The viaduct was built in 1861 to carry the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway. It closed in 1962 and was dismantled in 1963.

At the foot of the dale the Deepdale Aqueduct crosses the River Tees. It was built in 1898, and is a Grade II listed building.

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