Tees Valley has a rich and diverse landscape with rolling hills......
This project increase and improves access and learning about the landscape and its heritage. The South Tees Green Shoots project delivers well-planned and structured boundary treatments, linkages, interpretation, and informal recreation and seating areas.
Tees Heritage Park
This project aims to widen the Tees Heritage Park offer currently centred around Preston Hall and Park from upstream of Surtees Bridge in Stockton, to south of Yarm along the river corridor. Project elements include developing access to existing sites throughout the landscape partnership area for wider connectivity, whilst also linking with the Teesdale Way and Heritage Trails which runs through the Partnership area.
Teesdale Way & Heritage Trails
Running 90 miles from the North Pennines to the sea, the Teesdale Way takes you though some stunning countryside and is a great way of exploring the fascinating history and heritage of the area: from the Roman fort at Piercebridge, to the delightful villages of Hurworth and Neasham, the wildlife of the Tees Heritage Park, and on to the historic Newport and Transporter Bridges which link Stockton and Middlesbrough.
Through River Tees Rediscovered we’ve been busy improving the Teesdale Way downstream of Piercebridge: installing new stiles, signs, gates and sections of boardwalk on some particularly muddy sections path. Plans are also in place for a series of ‘heritage trails’ which will offer a variety of circular walks from the main trail utilising new and existing footpaths.
If you want to find out more or would be interested in getting involved in practical projects, or have an interest in local heritage or wildlife and would be interested in helping to develop the proposed heritage trails, we’d love to hear from you.
We’d also really like to work together with any businesses and community organisations along the route, to encourage more people to walk sections of the Teesdale Way and support local shops, pubs and other services.
North Tees Trail
Access within the area located between Seaton Carew in the north and Port Clarence next to the River Tees is important for many reasons, including recreation, economic to provide sustainable travel to and from work, as well as serving the local communities including Port Clarence, East Billingham, Cowpen Bewley, Greatham, South Hartlepool and Seaton Carew. The Industrial Companies that make up the Seal Sands Industrial Complex also require access, not just vehicular but safe walking and cycling routes for the many employees that travel to these sites on a daily basis. Scattered amongst these diverse communities are the main attractions that draw the nature and heritage lover in. These are very special nature conservation and industrial heritage sites that are located within the boundaries of the area known as the North Tees Natural Network (NTNN).