Stillington Forest Park
Stillington Forest Park opened in 1995 and developed to benefit both wildlife and visitors who can experience the peace and quiet of the countryside, close to what is still an industrial area. Woodlands, ponds and wildflower meadows are now well-established on a site that was once dominated by brickworks and ironworks.
Much of the site is managed as wildflower meadows. 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 an area of mature woodland, and the woodland paths leads to unspoilt views over Foxton and Sedgefield.
In summer the grasslands and wetlands are alive with butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies, but the Forest Park can be enjoyed throughout the year thanks to an excellent network of all-weather paths. From the Forest Park you can explore the wider countryside around Stillington using the excellent network of rights of way.
The peace and tranquility that can be found at Stillington Forest Park today could not be more different from the industry that dominated the site for more than a hundred years.
Parking is provided by a formal car park next to St John's Church and close to the main site entrance, which features an attractive metalwork artwork by Sculpture Artist Graham Hopper.
Inside the Park, close to the main entrance is a notice board with maps, information and featured Tile Artwork by Stillington Art Group.
Stillington Forest Park, Stillington Village, Stockton on Tees. Tel: 01642 676407
Grid Ref: NZ 3739 2390