Greenvale Local Nature Reserve

Greenvale is located approximately 3km to the west of Stockton Town Centre on the border of Fairfield and Hartburn and is surrounded on all sides by urban housing development.

This Local Nature Reserve covers approximately 6.3 hectares with the topography being the gentle sloping sides of a flood plain on either side of a beck. This site includes unimproved grassland, amenity grassland and small compartments of woodland.

Unimproved grassland is nationally rare and a survey by Wildflower Ark found that the site also contains wildflower species of which many are deemed to be locally rare and one in particular, a sub-specie of Lady’s Mantle, was thought to be extinct in the former county of Cleveland. Other species here include Lady’s Smock, Betony, Orchid and Cowslip.

Access to the site can be found via Limbrick Avenue, Aiskew Grove and Upsall Grove.

Lady's Smock by Tim Green


Grid Ref. NZ413191

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