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Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park

Type:Parkland / Woodland Garden

Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley, TS23 3NF

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

The main lake marks the site of a former clay pit, which served a nearby brickworks.  However, today there is little sign of the site’s industrial past and instead it has become a real haven for wildlife.  Over the course of a year over 80 species of bird can be seen, with the lake being home to species such as coot, pochard, sawn, grebe and tufted duck.  Toads, newts and dragonflies can also be found in and around the ponds, and butterflies, hares, foxes and small mammals in the grassland.

There is an extensive network of footpaths throughout the site including routes up onto two mounds, one of which offers a spectacular panorama with views to the coast and Cleveland Hills.   There is a small play area with a fantastic woven willow tunnel.  National Cycle Network Route 14 connects the park to Billingham and Hartlepool.

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Toilets are in visitor centre which is only open on certain days. Contact 01642 371633 for further details.

Attraction Facilities

  • Education Groups Max - 30
  • Education Groups Min - 10


  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - Visitor Centre, Gift Shop and Toilets.
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      Signposted off the A1185 Seal Sands Link Road, Billingham.

      Public Transport Directions

      By Bus – service 52 from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Norton or Billingham or No.91 from Middlesbrough to Low Grange Avenue. Get off at Bewley Infants School and walk around the side of the school, cross Wolviston back Lane and enter the park. A 10 minute walk from there will bring you to the Activity Centre.For further information on bus travel, please contact the travel line North East on 0871 200 2233 or visit


      • Regional and Miscellaneous Green Flag Award Winner 2007/8 2007

      Opening Times

      2020 (26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)

      * The park is open at all times. Car park opening times: Summer: 8.30am to 9pm Winter: 8.30am to 5.30pm

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