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Fairy Dell

Middlesbrough, TS8 0RY

An adventure around the beautiful grounds of Fairy Dell's park, woods, and wetlands.

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1.5 kms

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30 mins

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The adventure begins at the southern Fairy Dell park entrance on Gunnergate lane. There is off-road parking available nearby.
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Park Entrance
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Enter the park and head to the welcome board.

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Which 5-letter word does the board describe Fairy Dell as for wildlife?
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Fairy Dell was originally the gardens and grounds belonging to Gunnergate Hall which was built in 185. Today the site is a 42 acre park consisting of natural woodland, parkland, an ornamental lake, and a flood defence lake.

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Fairy Dell Herald
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Head into the park until you find a board labelled the Fairy Dell Herald.
What word is used to describe paths that form an extensive network over a large area of land?
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Did you know that excavations found the Fairy Dell trod to be up to 3 meters deep in places? This suggests it's been used for hundreds of years. We will follow the oldest trod/path from here down to the bridge over the beck.

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East Entrance Sign
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Head due left from the Fairy Dell Herald board and walk down the path into the woodland.
Head up the wooden steps beyond the bridge and find the name of the trail that heads east beyond Fairy Dell.
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The Medieval Period is generally considered to be between 1066 (Normal Conquest) and 1535 (Henry V!!!'s reformation of the church). Newham was originally a Medieval village, now lost, and forms the suburb of Coulby Newham.

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Lost Hall of Gunnergate
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Head back down the steps, cross the bridge, then follow the path until you see a sign marked Dell Close. Head up the steps and find the next edition of the Fairy Dell Herald.
In which year did Charles Leatham build Gunnergate Hall?
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Gunnergate Hall had three lodges but only two survive, Hunter’s Lodge (pictured) on Gunnergate Lane and High Lodge on Tollesby Lane. Hunters Lodge is similar in design to the former Hall, with its stone dressings and chimney stacks, wheras High Lodge has been much altered.

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Bird Hide
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Head back down the steps and turn right at the main path.Stay right, cross the bridge, and proceed along the boardwalk to the bird hide.
Near the bird hide is a black sculpture of which magical creature?
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Did you know that birds originally descended from reptiles? The oldest known bird is known as the Archaeopteryx and lived approximately147 million years ago. Check out the Fairy Dell Herald information board nearby for more information about birds in Fairy Dell.

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Lakes End
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Continue along the path until you cone to the northern edge of the lake.
How many benches sit atop the small mound.
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Fairy Dell's lake is man-made. The present Fairy Dell park was developed and planeted by Middlesbrough Council in 1990. It was later transformed in 2005 with help from Big Lottery funding.

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Carved Wooden Sculptures
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Head up the mound and walk past the benches. You'll cross another bridge.and continue along the path.
How many wooden sculptures are there by the path?
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Originally these formed a bench. There are two other benches carved from a fallen oak from the grounds of Fairy Dell.

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Giant Seeds
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Turn around and head back over the bridge to the lakes end. Head right at the fork and continue around the lake.
Where the paths form a triangle you can find giant wooden carvings of a nut/seed. On which type of tree do these grow?
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There are over 500 known species of oak extant today. The English oak is the second most common tree species in the UK (after Birch), it grows between 20-40 metres tall, and can live up to 1,000 years.

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Carved Seat
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Just up the path you can find more wooden carvings.
What type of bird (which is also the name of a high-street store) is carved near the bench.
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If you're lucky you may see a heron on your adventure today. Herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, and there are 64 recognised species.

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Fairy Dell Herald
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Continue along the path and find the next issue of the Fairy Dell Herald.
How many woodland job bulletin listings are there?
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Fairy Dell's wooded valley is mostly made up of native trees. There are more than 60,000 species of tree around the world and England has around 60 are native the the UK, the most common being Birch, Oaak, Beech, Alder, Hazel, and Hawthorne.

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Exercise Equipment
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Cross the bridge and head up the steps to Fairy Dell park. At the fork bear right past the exercise equipment.
How many picnic tables are amongst the exercise equipment?
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You can find an extensive range of outdoor exercise equipment throughout Fairy Dell park.

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Stage Area
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Continue along the path and head towards the stone stage-area in the park.
How many steps are on the stage area?
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Check out the Friends of Fairy Dell website and social media pages for news of fun, games, and events coming up in the park.

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Final Question
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What is the name of the waterway described as having wooded banks and grassy glades?
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The Marton West Beck begins just south of Marton and flows through Fairy Dell before reaching the lake in Albert Park. The lake at Fairy Dell is one part of an extensive flood defence system across Middlesbrough.

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You've done amazingly well. All your answers have been combined to create the grid below.

haven trod timberland 1857 witch 2 2 oak heron 8 2 5 marton west beck

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