About Linthorpe Cemetery and Nature Reserve
Linthorpe Cemetery is a Local Nature Reserve and working cemetery, situated one-mile south west of Middlesbrough’s town centre. The older section of the cemetery, to the south, has mature trees and open grassland areas with wonderful displays of wildflowers in spring. Seventeen species of butterflies have been recorded, which is impressive for the Tees Valley.
The cemetery is a great place to see birds; regular songbirds include greenfinch, dunnock and siskin. Great spotted woodpeckers regularly nest, and occasionally tawny owls have bred. The cemetery represents a microcosm of the history of Middlesbrough and many of its 'great and good' are buried there. The cemetery is managed by Middlesbrough Council with input from the Friends Group, and the site has been awarded Green Flag status annually since 2007.
Address: Linthorpe Cemetery Middlesbrough TS5 5AP
About the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery and Nature Reserve
The Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery and Nature Reserve seek to preserve and enhance the cemetery for people who seek the peace and tranquillity of the largest piece of mature woodland in the centre of Middlesbrough, as well as to study and enjoy the local and natural history of the cemetery and the town. This active group are involved in surveying and monitoring wildlife, researching local history and heritage, running an annual programme of public events, and working on small projects to enhance the cemetery. This friendly group hold regular weekly meetings (Wednesdays, 12-2pm) and welcome new members to join them in their work. They hold business meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at the Hebrew Prayer House, starting at 6.45 pm.
How to get involved
If you're interested please complete the online expression of interest form.
Alternatively, you can contact the group on Facebook, or contact the Group's secretary.