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Quarry Wood
 
LNR Type: Urban
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: NZ 427 153
Location: South West of Middlesborough in Preston Park
Owned by: Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Managed by: Stockton on Tees Borough Council andFriends of Group
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Preston Park is located near Eaglescliffe village, on the A135 - Yarm Road, signposted from the A66, and can be accessed from the A1 at Darlington, or the A19 at Teesside.
Visitor facilities: Quarry Wood is within Preston Park where there is free parking, toilets, a café, a museum, crazy golf, a miniature railway, butterfly world and a landing for the Teesside Princess. These attractions have charges and opening times independent of each other. See website for phone numbers.
What to see: This woodland within Preston Park was declared a nature reserve in 2004. It is a former Victorian Quarry that has now been reclaimed by nature. Part of the quarry is now flooded and provides a home for frogs, toads, newts and birds such as moorhen, as well as a host of invertebrates
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteer via the council and the Friends of Tees Valley Local Access Forum www.teesvalleylocalaccessforum.co.uk/nature-reserves/stockton-reserves/75.html
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: River Tees Ranger Service Contact: (01642) 527562

or

Countryside and Greenspace Team
Tel: 01642 526871
Email: countrysideandgreenspace@stockton.gov.uk
Website address and other links: www.stockton.gov.uk/citizenservices/environment/parksandopen/parksopenspace/riverteesrangers/quarrywoods/

Alternatively try:

www.stockton.gov.uk and search for Quarry Woods.

Last Updated: 11/03/2013
 
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