About Stainton Quarry and Kell Gate Green
Stainton Quarry and Kell Gate Green straddle Stainton Beck, between the villages of Stainton and Thornton. Stainton Quarry is a reclaimed whinstone quarry which became Middlesbrough’s first Local Nature Reserve in 2002. It has a mosaic of habitats, including woodland, meadows, copses and orchard which can be explored on a good network of footpaths. A footpath with a footbridge over the beck joins to Kell Gate Green. Leased from the Pennyman Estate, the Green is managed by the local community as an attractive green space which provides a venue for village events, local walkers and families.
Address: Stainton Quarry, Cedarwood Glade, Stainton, Middlesbrough, TS9 9DL
About Stainton Wood
Stainton Wood, to the North of Stainton, is a young woodland and playing field. Planted in 1999, the woodland is now thriving and provides an attractive landscape feature and habitat for birds.
About the Friends of Stainton and Thornton Green Spaces
The Friends of Stainton and Thornton Green Spaces are a long established group committed to the care and improvement of green spaces around the two villages. They care for Stainton Quarry and Stainton Wood in partnership with Middlesbrough Council, and manage Kell Gate Green which is leased to the Parish Council. Over the years the group have managed substantial improvements to wildlife habitats and access to green spaces in the villages, including footpath work, bridges, woodland management, pond restoration, interpretative sculptures, a walks leaflet and interpretation panels. They also organise family wildlife events in partnership with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.
How to get involved
The group welcomes new members to take an active part in their work. If you're interested please complete the online expression of interest form.
Alternatively, you can apply via email to Group Chairman Alan Liddle.
Phone: 01642 598234