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Billingham Beck Valley

Billingham, TS23 1PB

Explore the scenic Billingham Beck Valley Country Park including waterways, wetlands, and woods.

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1.75 kms

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45 mins

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Begin your adventure at the Billingham Beck Valley Country Park car park.
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Welcome Board
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Begin your adventure by searching for the large information board by the main car park.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

Under 'General Information' it states that due to the landscape the area is prone to... what? (one word)

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54.598387
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It is believed that the name 'Billingham' is probably Anglo Saxon and comes from ‘the location of the old village on a ‘billing’ – the bill-shaped hill on which it stands. Photo: Billingham Green c1900.

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Sunshine Wood
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Face the welcome board and turn right, then head towards a wooden building you can see nearby.

What is the tagline of the Sunshine Wood centre? (four words)

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Billingham is probably best known as the home of chemical industry, particularly ICI, although it no longer exists, having been replaced by other companies. Photo: ICI laboratory.

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Ecology Pond
Ken Brookes
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Follow the footpath that passes the left-side of the Sunshine Wood centre. Follow the main trail for approximately 200 metres and look for an information board (near a for in the path) titled 'The Ecology Park Pond'

How many islands does the pond have, that all have different plants growing on them? (one word)

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ICI played an important role in the growth of Billingham, not only in providing employment but also for providing around 1700 houses for employees to rent at low cost.

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Billingham Beck
Stockton Council
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Follow the path to the right of the information board and cross the bridge close-by. Look for another information board, this one titled 'Billingham Beck'.

This beck was once used as a source of power for many former 'what' in the valley? (one word)

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Old Billingham now referred to as Billingham Green has ancient origins specifically St Cuthbert’s church which has a Saxon tower dating back to 1000 AD

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Wet Grassland
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Turn right at the fork in the path near the information board, then follow the path keeping the beck to your right. Continue past another bridge (do not cross this one), over a style, then look for an information board titled 'Traditional Management of Wet Grassland'.

This field in particular shows evidence of which former agricultural system? (three words)

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The Green was the centre of life in the village in the 1800’s with most people living around or close to the green. The green was used by villagers for grazing animals.

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Through The Woods
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Take the right at the fork (near a small wooden bench) and follow the trail into the woods. After approximately 200 metres you'll reach some steps near the base of an electricity pylon.

At the top of the steps a sign states that you should beware of which type of vehicle? (one word)

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Around the Green there were 5 public houses – 3 remain today. Not only could you get a drink but these pubs also doubled up to serve the village in other ways e.g. the Smiths Arms was also the local Blacksmith shop and one of the pubs also housed the ‘medical centre’.

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Back to the Grasslands
Evening Gazette
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Walk back down the steps and turn right at the footpath under the pylon. Cross a style, then turn left through a swing gate close-by. Follow the path until you return to the 'Traditional Management of Wet Grassland' information board.

The summer flowers attract which particular type of insect that has many colourful varieties such as Orange Tip? (one word)

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Billingham grew rapidly with new housing estates and the creation of the new town centre which was opened by The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in October 1967

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Footbridge
Evening Gazette
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Walk back past the information board, returning to the beck-side path to previously came from. This time cross the footbridge to your left, just after a style.

Across the bridge is a set of steps with a handrail on the left. Which colour is the top circle of the two circles that can be seen on the handrail post? (one word)

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The Forum sport and leisure complex close to the town centre was officially opened in July 1967. Photo: Queen Elizabeth unavailing the plaque on the Forum

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Back to the Back
Evening Gazette
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Turn right at the top of the steps and follow the footpath until you reach another footbridge. Cross the footbridge and find the 'Billingham Beck' information you visited previously.

Billingham Beck flows into the River Tees near which bridge? (two words)

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Did you know – running under Billingham is about 200 miles of roadway in the ICI Anhydrite mine which operated until 1971. Anhydrite was used in fertilisers

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Billingham Beck Valley
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Turn left at the fork this time and follow the footpath, keeping the beck to your left. After approximately 200 metres search for an information board titled 'Welcome to Billingham Beck Valley Country Park' near a gate.

Many of the old field names shown on this map date as far back as which year?

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Asda’s first store to open in the North-east was in Billingham, it is now recognised as the oldest continuously trading supermarket in the UK

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Return to the Car Park
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Continue through the gate then turn left, following the path alongside the main road. Return to the car park and head back to the large welcome board.

The Billingham Back Valley Country Park is part of what natural area? (three words)

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Opening in 2007, Billingham is home to one of the largest tomato growers in the UK. The Billingham nursery can grow about 10,000 vines a year, producing around 7,000 tons of ‘A’ grade tomatoes.

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