Short Walks

Short but mighty! If you’re just starting out walking, we’ve got plenty of interesting routes for you to enjoy, spread right across the borough. Even a 10 minute brisk walk every day has health benefits

Cowpen Bewley Heritage Trail

0.5 miles (0.8km)

10-15 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

A great heritage walk with views of Roseberry Topping! Capturing the scenes of the Old Medieval Open Fields. Look out for the Old School which was build in 1874. Drop into the fabulous pub for a lovely beverage and treat yourself to a spot of lunch.

John Whitehead Park

0.6 miles (1km)

15 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

Great walk around the park for the whole family. Fantastic play and skate parks for the children to enjoy. Don’t forget to call into the sensory garden and surround yourself with nature. Stay for lunch or refreshments.

Norton Heritage Trail

1 miles (1.6km)

20 minutes

Suitable for wheelchairs and prams

Have a slow amble up and down leafy Norton High Street and you’ll be amazed what you notice. As well as the Duck pond there are quaint caf├ęs, a lovely butchers, 18th century houses and the Saxon church of Saint Mary.

Grangefield Park and Oxbridge Cemetery

1 mile (1.6km)

20 minutes

Mostly flat and paved, some grassy areas may get muddy when wet

A relaxed little loop walking either side of Lustrum Beck, through Gragefield Park and by Oxbridge Cemetry.

Newham Grange Park

0.9 miles (1.4km)

20 minutes

Mostly flat and paved

A nice short route that is amongst some beautiful trees and greenery. This short walk is easily accessible from a number of surrounding estates and is ideal for dog walkers and families, especially as there is a play park for younger children.

Honey Pot Wood

1 mile (1.6km)

25 minutes

Uneven surfaces, muddy when wet

Honey Pot Wood is a lovely flat short walk and popular with dog walkers. The walk can start and finish at the car park but can also be accessed via the surrounding villages of Carlton, Whitton and Stillington.

Ropner Park

1.1 miles (1.8km)

25 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

If you’ve never been to Ropner Park then you have to go! Fully restored to its Victorian splendour, Ropner Park is a real delight at any time of year.

Stockton Heritage Trail

1.2 miles (2km)

25 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

Take a stroll around Stockton High Street and discover interesting historical facts! This walk is fully accessible and takes you around some beautiful buildings and streets that some may not even know exist. A walk for all ages, with plenty of places to stop for a lunch or a quick refreshment break.

Billingham Beck Country Park

1.1 miles (1.9km)

25 minutes

Uneven surfaces, muddy when wet

A great nature trail around the scenic countryside park of Billingham. This route offers plenty of nature to see and hear, and is great for walking with your friends/family, or taking the dog for a walk.

Allison Trainer and Littleboy Parks

1.1 miles (1.8km)

25 minutes

Mostly paved, with some grass

A pretty route that gives a relaxing stroll around two lovely parks. Great for those with limited time.

Tilery Park

1.3 miles (2.2km)

30 minutes

Some uneven surfaces, muddy when wet

A nice lap taking in Tilery Park and other local footpaths. Plenty of green space, the route is fairly flat the whole way round, with a few small inclines.

Sixfields and West Stockton Forest

1.3 miles (2.1km)

30 minutes

Uneven surfaces, muddy when wet

A lovely short walk across the 6 fields of Hartburn, a simple and straightforward route with other options to branch off around the fields and trees If you like. Another great walk for dog walkers or for those that just fancy a change of scenery . This is a little hidden gem and well worth a visit.

Stillington Forest Park

1.3 miles (2km)

30 minutes

Uneven surfaces

A beautiful nature walk situated behind St. John’s Church. The route takes you round the nature reserve amongst the trees and around the streams and pond – it’s ideal for a walk with the dog or just to get some fresh air and stretch your legs.

Yarm Heritage Trail

1.1 miles (1.8km)

30 minutes

Suitable for prams and wheelchairs

This short walk is fully accessible and takes you around points of historic interest in the beautiful town of Yarm. The walk is easy to follow and good for families, with plenty for the children to see and find, plus a play park near the Old Market Place.

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