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Explore Coatham Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Coatham wood, situated near Stockton, inbetween Long-Newton and Egglescliffe, is a newly planted community woodland, with the first trees planted in 1999.

Female Tawny owlA fantastic young woodland with a mix of broadleaved and conifer trees, ponds and meadows makes it a great habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Look out for Newts and dragonflies around the ponds, or you may even spot a deer grazing in one of the open areas. All 5 native species of owl have been spotted on the site.

Dog on lead close-upThere are 2 waymarked routes and an orienteering course to help you find your way around the site or just wander along the many mown rides.

There is a small car park just off Long-Newton Lane.

Horse riding is by permit only.

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What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Saw my first roe deer today,brill!

Helen, 1/Feb/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

No dog poo fairy here, despite what dog owners might believe! An odd poo in the long grass might be fine, but not smack in the middle of a walking route.

Early days for the trees. Also, definitely wellie country after rain. It really is quite muddy.

But a surprisingly remote place, reminding me of bits of Breckland in Norfolk. Thanks for making this place available.

Middle-Aged Plodder, 22/Jan/2017

Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed the site.

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2 Stars 2 Stars

Ideal place to walk my 4 month old puppy, but was really disappointed to see so much dog poo. Really spoilt what would have been a lovely walk.

Julie Thompson, 11/Dec/2016

Thank you for your comments. The Forestry Commission hopes all users will be responsible dog owners and ensure that dog waste is bagged, binned or taken home.

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Last updated: 8th March 2017

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  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Trail (easy)
  • Walking
  • Trail (moderate)


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