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Stillington Forest Park
LNR Type: Rural
County: Cleveland
Natural England
Regional Team:
North East
Year of Declaration: 2004
Declaring Authority: Stockton-on-Tees Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 006 518
Location: Stillington Village
Owned by: Stockton Borough Council
Managed by: Stockton Borough Council and Friends of Group
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Stillington Forest Park is situated in the village of Stillington, west of the A177between Stockton and Sedgefield. The nearest bus stop from either direction is in the village of Stillington, outside of William Cassidi Primary School. (For details of bus times and numbers telephone the public transport hotline on 01642 444777).
Visitor facilities: There is an on site car park and picnic area.
What to see: Stillington Forest Park is on the site of a former slag heap which was closed in 1970. Opened in 1995, the land was reclaimed and developed to benefit both wildlife and visitors. It is managed at a wildflower meadow. There are several ponds and wetland areas, the main pond has been stocked with a variety of fish, and fishing is a popular pastime here. At the north of the site is a dense jungle of mature Hawthorn and Ash trees, and the woodland path leads to unspoilt views over Foxton and Sedgefield.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups:
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Parks and Countryside Manager on
Tel: (01642) 526870
e mail:
Website address and other links:

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