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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Locke Park

Locke Park is situated off Corporation Road, Redcar. It is home to a boating lake, tennis courts, ...

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Margrove Ponds

Margrove Pond is a big pond; a large and striking feature at the centre of the beautiful Margrove ...

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Maze Park

Maze Park is a green oasis right at the centre of the Teesside. Visitors can climb one of its ...

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Newham Grange Park

Set in a rolling landscape, Newham Grange Park offers something for everyone, with woodlands, ...

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Portrack Marsh

Portrack Marsh is a haven for wildlife in the heart of Teesside. The wetland nature reserve ...

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Preston Park

Preston Park provides visitors with 110 acres of parkland and woodland surrounding Preston Hall ...

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Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Discover the Hall and its treasures. Experience what life was like in 1895 as you take a stroll ...

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Roseberry Topping

At just 1,049 feet (320 m) high, Roseberry Topping may not be the biggest hill you’ll ever ...

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Saltburn Gill

A wildlife-rich woodland set in a lovely secluded valley leading to the coast at Saltburn. A dense ...

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Saltburn Valley Gardens

In the 18th century, the Saltburn Valley echoed to the nocturnal sounds of local smuggling gangs ...

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Seaton Common & Dunes

Seaton Common is home to a vast number of resident and migratory wading birds, as well as ...

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Seaton Park

Covering 6.5 hectares, Seaton Park is situated close to the seafront at Seaton Carew, an attractive ...


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