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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 is a 42 acre site is a mix of natural woodland, parkland, an ornamental lake, and a flood defence lake.

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The Friends of Fairy Dell group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the Dell.

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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.

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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 Friends of Fairy Dell group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the Dell.

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Lost Hall of Gunnergate
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Carry on along 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 on Gunnergate Lane and High Lodge on Tollesby Lane.

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The Friends of Fairy Dell group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the Dell.

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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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Check out the Fairy Dell Herald information board nearby for more information about birds in Fairy Dell.

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The Friends of Fairy Dell group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the 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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Did you know that Fairy Dell's lake is man-made?

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The Friends of Fairy Dell group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the Dell.

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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 made from a fallen oak in these grounds.

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The Friends of Fairy Dell group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the 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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The Friends of Fairy Dell are a volunteer group that continually work to improve the area. Interested in helping? Check out their website.

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The Friends of Fairy Dell group volunteer with Middlesbrough council and undertake projects to maintain and enhance the Dell.

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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.

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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.

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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 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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