photograph by Kev Howard, Redcar Beach
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River Tees Rediscovered in many ways represents the human landscape, and has at its heart, people. A Landscape that has seen rapid growth, and rapid change, it is truly shaped by the movement of people, by their ambition and their experiences. It is a region of great pride and self-effacing reticence in equal measure.
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Explore Tower Hill motte castle, sitting proudly just outside Middleton One Row.
Here in the Tees Valley, a number of organisations are running family friendly events to mark this week, including bug hunts, pond dipping and crafts at RSPB Saltholme over both weekends. In addition, The River Tees Rediscovered projects Wings of the Tees, Coastal and Wading Birds and Honeypot and Education Spaces are all joining forces for a Wild Weekend of Bioblitzes on 16/17 June. Part of the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild campaign, experts and enthusiasts will be on hand to help people identify and record as many different species as possible at Bowesfield nature reserve and on the coast at Redcar. Activities will cover plants and animals but there will be plenty of opportunities to investigate our smaller residents including spider spotting, butterfly counting and pond exploration.
The quiet and pretty village of Hurworth-on-Tees is a prime example of the villages and towns that form along the River Tees in the Darlington area, like Croft, Piercebridge and Neasham.
The river here has a voice, plenty of shallow sections running noisily over shingle and rocks, in contrast to the deeper, quieter sections as the river passes Stockton and Middlesbrough. It’s perfect dipper country and I’ve have spotted dippers in the past, near Low Coniscliffe and at Broken Scar.
In High Coniscliffe, Darlington, there is a fabulous church that is full of history and character. It is called St Edwin’s Church. As may be deduced from the name ‘High Coniscliffe’ it sits overlooking the River Tees and the surrounding landscape.
As the weather rolls in, find out what to look out for in March!
Take a look at our creation and find out how you can get involved!
The two villages are steeped in history and heritage, as well as being wonderfully located to get out and about to explore the area and see what the River Tees and its surroundings have to offer - find out what here!