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Stockton-on-Tees is home to 14 wonderful parks and nature reserves. In these pages you can discover all that they have to offer.
As well as parks and reserves managed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council we have included sites managed by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the RSPB and the Forestry Commission information.
Although Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council does not manage all of these places, we work together wherever possible to make the Borough a greener and healthier place to live, work and visit, and to develop our green infrastructure.
Green infrastructure is important to us all. It provides places for play and exercise, spaces to grow food, attractive environments to live and work, green routes for walking and cycling and areas for wildlife. Green Infrastructure helps to provide us with clean air and water, and in the future it will play an essential role in helping us adapt to climate change, for example, by cooling our towns and reducing the risk of flooding.
To help us gain the maximum benefit from these green spaces we have developed the Stockton-on-Tees Green Infrastructure Strategy. This Strategy provides a framework for future development and management of the Borough's green infrastructure.
As well as the local beauty spots, the magnificent North York Moors National Park is a stone's throw away. With its beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites, it's a must see.
The impressive Yorkshire Dales National Park, Northumberland National Park and Lake District are also within driving distance.
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