The Tees Valley Wild Green Places Project has secured a grant from Tescos to improve visitor facilities at St Maleor’s Wood in Stainton, Middlesbrough.. Working in partnership with the Friends of Stainton and Thornton Green Spaces group we are working to install a brass rubbings trail and animal play structures which will compliment work that has been carried out to thin the wood and ongoing work to improve footpaths.
As part of the project the following event. has ben organised
For more information you can contact Paul Bamber on 01287 63638
FREE FAMILY WOODLAND DISCOVERY ADVENTURE AT MAELOR’S WOOD 2nd SEPTEMBER 10.30 a.m.- 12 NOONCome and explore Maelor’s Wood (previously known as Stainton Wood ) through an exciting range of FREE activities such as scavenger hunts, nature trails, minibeast hunts and sketching. A fun way to get out of the house and discover the amazing nature on your doorstep.
There is also an exciting opportunity to do a nature drawing that could see YOUR drawing become one of the 10 rubbing plaques that will make up a brand new rubbings trail that will be installed around the woodland later this year.
This event is being run by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Stainton & Thornton Green Spaces as part of their Wildlife Adventure project funded by the TESCO ‘Bags of Help’ grant that you all helped us win by voting for us in Tesco stores in the spring. As well as the rubbings trail, this project will bring 3 big wooden animal sculptures, that will be great for climbing on, new benches and interpretation boards.
The wood has several entrances, via Low Lane, Stainton Way, Rose Cottage Farm and the High Rifts field. We will set up the tables and gazebo’s at the Low Lane entrance, where you can collect everything you need to have a great morning.
If you come by car there is plenty of space to park on the grass verge at the Low Lane entrance to Maelor’s Wood. Walking to the event is encouraged but not essential as there will be plenty of walking round the wood.