Woodland meadow with footpath, regularly hosts family events
Stainton Quarry straddles Stainton Beck, between the villages of Stainton and Thornton in Middlesbrough.
A footbridge joins it to Kell Gate Green on the other side of the beck. These countryside sites provide three hectares of community-run open green space for local people.
You can enjoy views over the open countryside by following a circular footpath that snakes through woodland and meadow in Stainton Quarry. Middlesbrough Wildspace run regular family wildlife events that take place throughout the year. Kell Gate Green is a venue for village events and informal recreation. The site has again been awarded with a prestigious Green Flag Community Award in 2011.
The Friends of Stainton and Thornton Green Spaces group is active in caring for and enhancing these sites to provide a community resource. The group lease Stainton Quarry from Middlesbrough Council and Kell Gate Green from the Pennyman Estate. The group run a range of events and activities throughout the year aimed at families in conjunction with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, look out for local publicity for details of these.
All paths within the Quarry and Green are grass or wood chipped. The steep terrain and steps make Stainton Quarry difficult to access by people with limited mobility. Kell Gate Green has a flatter surface and disabled access kissing gates. There are also benches close to the entrance.
For more information on the Friends of Stainton and Thornton Green Spaces group write to Cllr Brian Chapman, Meadowfield, Seamer Road, Thornton, Middlesbrough, TS8 9BZ.
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