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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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Ropner Park

Fully restored to its Victorian splendour, Ropner Park is a real delight at any time of year. You ...

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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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RSPB: Saltholme

Saltholme is an amazing wildlife experience in the Tees Valley. Explore the breathtaking, ...

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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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South Park

South Park is a grade II registered historic park. It has held a Green Flag Award since 2006. Visit ...

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Stewart Park

Stewart Park covers about 120 acres and consists both of mature woodland and arboretum on the ...

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Summerhill Country Park

Summerhill is a unique Country Park that is both a Local Nature Reserve and Outdoor Activity ...

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Tees Heritage Park

The Tees Heritage Park covers the beautiful stretch of countryside along the banks of the River ...

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Tees Sculpture Trail

A series of 25 new artworks are waiting to be discovered across the Tees Valley with the Tees ...


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