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Explore green spaces in Stockton
Explore Stockton-on-Tees on foot
Finding great places to explore on foot in Stockton-on-Tees couldn’t be easier.
12 great green places to walk in Stockton
Download a copy of the ‘Out and About’ leaflet from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and discover 12 great places to explore on your doorstep.
The publication includes parks that are ideal for walking as well as for cycling and gives you the low-down on facilities like children's play areas and cafes to enjoy while you are there.
You can get a copy of the Stockton walking and cycle map from the Hub in Stockton town centre to help you navigate your way without a car to make a real day of it!
Photo credit: Annie Spratt
Take a self-guided walk, get the children to map read!
Public rights of way provide a great opportunity to explore the countryside.
Many of these are marked on the fold-out Stockton walking and cycling map which is available from the Hub in the town centre.
Stockton-on-Tees is well positioned for taking advantage of local sections of the Teesdale Way, a 92 mile route which follows our beautiful River Tees from its source in Cumbria to the sea in Hartlepool.
There are also a number of short local routes which you can take for a shorter walk with children if you live in Stockton. The simple maps and instructions are a great introduction to map reading for children:
- Billingham – Sandy Lane – 2.1 miles, crossing from Billingham, through the golf course and back
- Eaglescliffe – Short Riverside Loop – 2.1 mile loop from Eaglescliffe Medical Centre, along the riverside, past the allotments and through some fields
- Stockton – 2 Bridge Circular – 2.1 mile circular walk along the river crossing the Infinity Bridge and back over the Ecclesiastes footbridge
- Yarm – the Riverside Loop - this can be combined with the Teesdale Way along the river to get between Stockton and Yarm