The Tees Valley is home to an abundance of nature and wildlife which populate the reserves, beaches, parks and gardens.

Meet the most famous residents – the harbour and grey seals. Spot them in their unique habitat as they bask beside the tidal channels in the region’s industry at Seal Sands, or see if you can find them taking a swim at Tees Barrage.

Retreat to the seaside to spot spectacular sea birds along 30 miles of serene coastline stretching from Saltburn to Seaton Carew. Don’t forget to discover Teesmouth National Nature Reserve which provides the perfect setting for sea-watching and spotting unique species of bird and duck.

Picturesque outdoor spaces in the Tees Valley are plentiful, so you can tour an array of pretty parks and gardens or explore your wild side as you wander through woodlands and nature reserves. Enjoy breathtaking views whilst birdwatching at Maze Hill or find swaithes of wildflowers and fauna at Coatham Marsh.

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Albert Park

A multi million pound refurbishment programme has completely transformed the facilities within the ...

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Billingham Beck Valley Country Park

With its wildflower meadows, reedbeds, ponds, marsh and woodland, Billingham Beck Valley is a great ...

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Burn Valley Gardens

Burn Valley Gardens is a wonderful green corridor which connects the town centre with Family Wood, ...

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Butterfly World

At Butterfly World you can enter the magical world of a Tropical Rain Forest, where you can stroll ...

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Cattersty Gill

Cattersty Gill is a secluded valley perched high on the cliffs above Skinningrove. The nature ...

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Coatham Marsh

At the heart of Coatham Marsh is a series of pools and reed swamp; the last remaining wildlife ...

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Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park

This highly attractive park comprises large areas of woodland, colourful meadows, streams, wetlands ...

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Fairy Dell

A suburban park which is well landscaped with exercise equipment and walking paths. Follow the ...

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Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park is the perfect place to explore the countryside south of ...

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Gravel Hole

Gravel Hole is particularly attractive in spring and early summer when blooms of common spotted ...

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Hardwick Dene

Hardwick Dene is a secret valley, a piece of quiet countryside that has been saved from ...

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Hart to Haswell Walkway Local Nature Reserve

Running from Hart Station, on the A1086 north of Hartlepool, through Hesleden and past Shotton ...

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