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Explore Coatham Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I walk my dogs in Coatham Woods almost every day and have done for years. Unfortunately I had my car window smashed yesterday and gym bags stolen. I've reported it to the police. We did have a lovely dog walk until we returned to the car.

Lyndsay Hopkins, 29/May/2017

Really sorry to hear this but glad that you have reported this to the police to look into the matter.

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Couldn't find the dog trail with various activities anywhere not sure if I went the wrong way, other than that fab!

Julie Parker, 22/Apr/2017

Thanks for the comments Julie. Unfortunately the dog agility course has been removed due to lack of use and its deterioration as a facility. Glad you enjoyed the wood!

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Great place to walk the dog HOWEVER, came back to the car park to find that my car had been broken into and my wallet (which was well hidden away) was stolen. Will not return due to this bad experience.

Tom, 28/Mar/2017

Very sorry to hear of your experience at Coatham Wood. Please report the incident to the police on 101 if you have not already done so.

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Last updated: 14th June 2017

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


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