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Bassleton Wood and The Holmes
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Cleveland
Natural England
Regional Team:
North East
Year of Declaration: 1992
Declaring Authority: Cleveland County Council
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Grid Reference: NZ 445 156
Location: Bassleton Lane, Thornaby, Stockton-onTees, TS17 0
Owned by: Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Managed by: Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Take a bus into Bassleton Court Estate, Thornaby and disembark at the stop after the Griffin Pub. A short walk back to the end of Bassleton Lane will bring you to a cul-de-sac. Here a path to the right leads along the hedgerow into Bassleton Wood. A cycleway/path takes an alternative route and leaving it at the first bend to take the grass path down the hill will take you to Thornaby Wood.
Visitor facilities: No parking available.
What to see: Ancient diciduous woodland, although no fully grown trees because they were felled at the end of WW2. There are also various wildflowers. There are some rarely seen creatures here such as the 'White Letter Hairstreak Butterfly' and despite the proximity of housing there is the possibility of seeing a 'roe deer' if you are out for an early morning walk.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: There may be volunteering opportunties through the Council's Riverside Rangers.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Countryside and Greenspace Team
Tel: 01642 526871
Website address and other links:

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Last Updated: 11/03/2013
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