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Stillington Forest Park

A hidden gem on the edge of Stillington village, with beautiful woodlands, wildflower meadows and ponds.

Address: Lowson Street, Stillington, TS21 1JE

When you visit this peaceful park today you might not guess that from the 1860s onwards this was an industrial site. First with slag being dumped here from nearby ironworks and then during the 1900s industries set up here to recycle the iron slag into other products. This included a noisy slag crushing plant known locally as The Cracker. 

Today the park is a much quieter place, and there's plenty to enjoy as you stroll through the woodland and meadows and walk beside the lake. The trees were planted in the early 1990s. As you walk down the dip towards the lake you may notice the rattling of the aspen leaves in the slightest of breezes. The meadows in spring put on a huge display of cowslips near the lake which are replaced over the summer by a variety of flowers that attract butterflies and other insects which attract hunting dragonflies and damselflies.


The park does not have toilets and there are no surfaced paths. There is no designated disabled parking. There is a small car park next to the church and the entrance to the site is through a decorative metal archway accessed by pedestrians only.


Stillington Forest Park includes the following facilities:

  • surfaced paths
  • car park or public parking

Opening times

The park is open at all times. 


Stillington Forest Park
Lowson Street
TS21 1JE