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Guisborough Forest and Walkway

Guisborough, TS14 8HD

Explore this popular gateway to the North York Moors, which includes a visitor centre and cafe, trim train, woodlands, wetlands, grassland, and several play areas.

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1.8 kms

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40 mins

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The trail begins at the car park just off the A173. Please note that parking charges may apply.
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From Rail to Reserve
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Leave the car park and join the forest walkway. Head right and look for an information board just before the path heads under the road bridge.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

In which year did the railway station open as a public station on January 1st?
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Pinchinthorpe Station closed in 1951, although trains still ran on the branch-line until 1964. The station has been converted into the cottages behind you.

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'Welcome' Information Board
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Facing the information board turn right and walk towards the visitor centre. Look for the 'Welcome to Guisborough Forest & Walkway' information board.
How many metres above sea-level does Highcliff Nab stand?
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Did you know the nearby Blue Lake was originally created to provide hydraulic power for farm machinery at home Farm.

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A Strong Caterpillar
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Look close by for an information board featuring an ornate metal frame topped with a caterpillar pulling a train.
What is depicted on the bottom row, in the seventh box from the left? (one word)
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Did you know the visitor centre (complete with solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system) has a café, shop and interpretive displays including a children's area?

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Decorative Benches
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Continue along the trail until you reach several decorative metal benches overlooking a large pond.
In which year were these benches designed by year six pupils from St Paulinus School?
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Paulinus was a Roman missionary and the first Bishop of York. He arrived in England in 604 and died in 633.After his death in 644, Paulinus was canonized as a saint.

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Bird Hide
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Walk through the gate on the left and head to the bird hide.
What is the name of the smallest bird shown on the information board? (two words)
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The willow warbler is a very common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe and the Palearctic, It is strongly migratory, with almost all of the population wintering in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Bench With A View
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Continue around the pond and search for a bench with a plaque dedicated to Graeme Turner
The bench, donated by Team Graeme, supports research into what? (two words)
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Team Graeme is a group of friends and relatives of Graeme Turner who died in October 2006 as a result of a brain tumour. The team is raising money for research into brain tumours with the aim of finding the cause of and a cure for this horrible disease

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Trees!
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Head back through the gate and return to the main walkway. Turn right and head back the way you came a short way and look for an information board about trees.
In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbes the same amount of CO2 produced when a car drives how many miles?
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Did you know that Guisbororugh Forest has been heavily mined for materials such as ironstone, jet, alum, and sandstone?

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Life In Dead Wood
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Walk to the right of the information board and cross through a gate. Turn immediately left and follow the footpath past several carvings until the path joins several others. Enter the area up a small set of wooden steps and look for some tall wooden information boards.
What percentage of woodland wildlife depends on deadwood for life?
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Over time deadwood decomposes, gradually returning its nutrients back into the ecosystem. Proof that in nature there really is life after death.

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Woodpeckers!
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Search nearby in this area for a 'Knock on Wood' display board.
There can be up to how many beats in a Woodpecker single burst of less than a second?
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Woodpeckers peck into trees to find food or create a nesting site. They also or peck (or "drum") in a rapid rhythmic succession to establish their territory and to attract mates.

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Exploring the Trim Trail
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Head back down the wooden steps and turn right looking for a large information board about the Bousdale Wood Trim Trail.
What is the name of exercise station number 3? (two words)
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There is a wide range of exercise equipment available in Guisborough Forest, including this trim trail and the nearby chain-tree course.

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Stone Remains
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Enter the trim trail path and continue until you reach the ruins of a small building.
How many walls have benches along them?
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Little is known of these ruins. If you have some information why not get in touch?

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The Western Walkway
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Continue along the trim trail path until it ends at a T-junction. Turn left and cross through a wooden gate, then look for an ornate metal-framed information board.
This site is managed as a Local Nature Reserve by which group that are based at the visitor centre?
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There are numerous scenic footpaths that lead off from this walkway to Nunthorpe, Flatts Lane, Eston Moor, and Newton-under-Roseberry.

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Wetland
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Face the gate you've just come through and turn right, heading along the main pathway. Continue along and look for a smaller path on the right that leads down to a bird hide overlooking the wetlands.
In which year was this wetland area established at a time when ponds and wetlands were in decline?
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A wetland is an ecosystem that is flooded by water, either permanently or seasonally, where 'oxygen free' processes prevail.

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Minibeasts!
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Return to the path and turn right, continuing until you reach a large wooden spider. Turn right through the carved wooden archway and look for an information board.
There are over how many species of minibeasts (called 'invertebrates') in Britain?
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You can lift up the logs and stones in this area and discover minibeasts for yourself.

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Bat Carvings
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Head back through the arch and turn right to continue along the main walkway. At the start of several smaller ponds on your right look for a wooden pole featuring several carved bats.
How many carved bats can be found on the pole?
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This walkway features many wooden carvings, including spiders, dragonflies, frogs, and even an old man in a tree!

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A Long Wait For A Train
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Continue along the main pathway until you reach the train carriage.
Project sponsors have helped return a small part of the railway that once ran along this place after a gap of how many years?
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At its peak in the 1930's up to 11 trains ran on this branch-line railway each day.

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Codhill Kibble
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Look near the visitor centre (and the pictured pole carving) for information about the Codhill kibble.
Kibbles were eventually superseded by new technologies such as what? (two words)
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Kibbles were commonly used throughout the Cleveland ironstone mines.

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