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Redcar Esplanade

Redcar, TS10 3AX

Explore the seaside town of Redcar. From Zetland Park, to the historic esplanade, and the boating lake by Coatham beach.

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4.3 kms

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60 mins

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Begin your adventure on The Stray (Coast Road) at the Zetland Park entrance opposite The Stray cafe.
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Zetland Park
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Enter Zetland Park via the corner entrance (opposite the Stray Cafe) and look for a large park map close by.

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How many tennis courts can be found in Zetland Park?
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The Coast Road from Redcar to Marske (The Stray) was built in 1923 and Zetland Park was designed and created the following year. Photo credit: LNER poster by Frank Henry Mason, 1941

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Book Sculpture
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Follow the path to the left of the map, keeping the perimeter wall to your left. Look for a metal sculpture of an open book near the next park entrance.
The book sculpture is a memorial to Sir Rex Hunt, a Redcar local who was Governor and Commander-in-Chief of which islands? (one word)
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Rex Hunt, one of Redcar’s most famous sons, served as a British Diplomat in many countries across the globe prior to being Governor of the Falklands

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Dome Sculpture
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Follow either the perimeter path or the inner path, pass the tennis courts, and look for a metal dome-shaped sculpture with the words 'Friends of Zetland Park' around the top.
Which year can be found on the metal dome sculpture?
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Opposite the park, the beach has many wooden barriers, these are called groynes. They are erected where waves hit beaches at an angle to prevent the sand drifting. This also creates a wider beach.

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Lifeboat Monument
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Exit the park and carefully cross to the tall Lifeboat Monument on the other side of the roundabout.
The poem on the sculpture describes how many guns "of seven tonnes a piece"?
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There has been a lifeboat at Teesmouth since 1829, but a new lifeboat and location was established in 1911 finally closing in 2006 as there was also an all-weather lifeboat just 4 miles away in Hartlepool.

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Pier Cottage
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Exit the grounds of the Lighthouse Memorial and follow the path running parallel with the sea, staying on the path opposite the seafront (with the Granville Terrace road on your right). Look for Pier cottage at the junction of Granville Terrace and Clarendon Street.
In which year was the pier demolished?
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Did you know that Redcar once had two piers? This was the site of Redcar Pier, the second pier (Coatham Pier) was located further along the esplanade.

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The Oldest Lifeboat
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Continue along the esplanade and after a short walk look for a blue plaque outside the Zetland Lifeboat Museum.
Since which year has this building housed The Zetland, the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world?
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The Lifeboat, built in 1802, and purchased by the people of Redcar was named after the Marquess of Zetland, the local Lord of the Manor.

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Seven Red Plaice
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Continue along the esplanade, then turn left onto Moore Street (the junction with the RNLI Lifeboat Station). Turn right onto the High Street and look for the Seven Red Plaice sculpture.
Look high on the shops nearby for a blue plaque. What was the surname of Samuel, "The Sailor's Friend", who invented a safety mark for loading ships in 1876? (one word)
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To prevent overloading, a reference line is painted on the hull of ships to show the maximum depth a floating vessel can be safely immersed in water. This is known as the Plimsoll line.

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Redcar Clock
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Continue walking to the end of the High Street and find the historic Redcar Clock tower.
The clock tower was created "in grateful and loyal memory" of which royal?
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Hickory, dickory dock, The sand got in the clock. Constructed as a memorial to King Edward V11 in 1913, it had a ‘spring clean’ 20 years later as sand was affecting its time keeping. Photo credit: This Is Redcar (c1911).

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Redcar Beacon
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Turn right and head towards the seafront. Carefully cross the road and walk to the Redcar Beacon, a new tower by the beach.
To the right of the Redcar Beacon search for a blue plaque on a small wall, situated between two colourful metal postcard sculptures. The H.M.S Redcar was sunk in 1917 whilst rescuing survivors near which town?
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Construction started on the ‘Vertical Pier’ (Beacon) in 2011, and in 2013 it was nominated for the Building Design Carbuncle Award for the worst new building and coming 3rd in the whole of the UK.

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Penguins!
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Walk along the esplanade, keeping the sea on your right, and look for a waddle (group) of penguin sculptures.
How many baby penguin sculptures can be found?
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Coatham Pier once stood near here. In 1874 two ships, the Griffin and the Corymbus crashed into the pier during gales, leaving the pier in three pieces. Photo credits: John Dinsdale, Illustrated London News / British Newspaper Archive

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The Boating Lake
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Head through the small gatehouse near the bandstand and follow the path to the Coaatham boating lake. Search for an information board atop the steps on the bridge.
The island in the middle of the lake provides what kind of high-tide site for wild birds in winter? (one word)
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The Coatham Enclosure including the boating lake was built in 1930, historically it has included a sea water swimming bath, an open-air swimming pool and an 18-hole putting green

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More Penguins!
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Exit the boating lake and return to the boating sculptures near the bandstand.
How many adult penguin sculptures can be seen?
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Did you know that in 2008 a crowd gathered to hear the first musical performance in the bandstand for almost 40 years.

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Slipway
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Walk back along the esplanade, past the Redcar Beacon, and look for a tall blue board next to the first slipway into the sea beyond the beacon.
What is the name of this slipway? (two words)
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Lifeboat Slipway
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Continue along the esplanade, keeping the sea to your left, and look for a small metal plaque next to the Lifeboat Slipway titled 'Redcar Lifeboats. Fishing Boats".
In 1854 which ship (with a female name) ran aground near here? (two words)
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In 2018 and again in 2021 severe weather blew the sand away and uncovered a submerged forest believed to be thousands of years old.

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Birger Anchor
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Keep walking along the esplanade with the sea to your left. Look for a large anchor near a zebra crossing.
In which year was this anchor recovered by the Cleveland Divers Club?
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In 1898 the Birger, after a 50-mile battle to control the ship in monstrous seas, smashed onto the Saltscar rocks killing 13 of the 15-man crew.

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Rocks and Wrecks
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Continue to the end of the esplanade and look for a small metal plaque titled "Redcar Rocks and Wrecks". The plaque is located between where the path forks (near a roundabout).
In which year did David Phillipson find a wooden rudder on Redcar Sands, probably from the ship 'Jane Erskine'?
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There were many shipwrecks on the east coast but the Birger stands out because it caused the death of a pier making a 60-yard hole in the middle, which weakened the pier beyond repair.

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British Legion
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Walk to the right of the 'Redcar Rocks and Wrecks' plaque and follow the footpath to the left of the road. Opposite the Stray Cafe and the corner entrance of Zetland Park find a stone plaque located high on a brick wall above two benches.
The head of which animal can be seen on the British Legion logo? (one word)
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The British Legion was founded in 1921 and is most well known for its Annual Poppy Appeal, (raising money to support Armed Forces personnel and their families). The Redcar Branch meets weekly partaking in social, fundraising and welfare activities.

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