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Ropner Park

Stockton, TS18 4DT

Explore the scenic Ropner Park in this digital treasure trail. Recently restored to its Victorian splendour Ropner Park features a lake, flower displays, and tree-lined avenues.

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2.10 kms

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45 mins

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Begin your treasure trail at the large ornate water fountain in the centre of the park.
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Water Fountain
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Head to the ornate water fountain at the centre of Ropner Park.

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How many cast-iron birds can be found on the second tier of the fountain?
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The fountain dates back to the opening of the park in 1893. It was produced by Macfarlane’s Castings (Walter Macfarlane & Co at the Saracen Foundry)

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Panama Fairlead
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Walk in the direction of the bandstand.  Roughly halfway between the fountain and the bandstand turn left onto a curved path and look for a white sculpture.
What name was given to the Ropner Flag because of its distinctive colouring? (five words)
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House flag, Sir R. Ropner & Co. (Management) Ltd. Photo credit: Royal Museums Greenwich / National Maritime Museum

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Wild Meadow
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Continue along the path and after a short distance you'll reach an information board titled Wild Meadow.
What is one of the favourite nectar sources of the Ringlet Butterfly?
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Ropner Park is named after Sir Robert Ropner, a German-British shipbuilder and shipowner. Born in Magdeburg in 1838 Robert Ropner emigrated to England and founded the Ropner Shipping Company in Hartlepool in 1874. Photo: National Portrait Gallery.

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Around the Meadow
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Continue along the path until you reach a second Wild Meadow information board Look nearby for a small red square on a short plank.
What number can be found in the small red square (which is actually an orienteering marker)?
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Ropner Park was created in 1890 when Major Pobert Ropner offered land (formerly known as Hartburn Fields) to the people of Stockton for use as a public park. On 4 October 1893 the park was officially opened by the then Duke & Duchess of York.

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Bandstand
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Continue along the path and head towards the bandstand. Look on the floor nearby for a metal plaque
The Restoration of Ropner Park was opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on the 4th of July in which year?
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Welcome Board
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Walk down the steps away from the bandstand, then take the second right and look for a board titled 'Welcome To Ropner Park'.
In which year was Sir Robert Ropner born?
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The Lake
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Walk towards the lake and look for an information board titled 'The Lake at Ropner Park'.
What colour is the belly of the Tufted Duck?
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Roller Fairlead
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Continue walking around the lake clockwise, keeping the water on your right side.
Which property did Robert Ropner buy in 1881? (two words)
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Manhole Hatch
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Finish looping the lake then head behind the building with a clock-tower and look for an information board titled 'Deck Manhole Hatch'.
Robert Ropner's shipping fleet was one of the first to use - what - to replace sail?
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SS Millpool
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Look nearby in the same area for a small metal plaque titled 'SS Millpool'.
How many crew members were lost to sea when the Millpool tragically sank?
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Signpost
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Walk around the playpark keeping it on your right hand side, then join a path along the north side of the park. Look for a signpost by the north-east park entrance, shortly after an ornate building.
Which is the only two-word location on the sign post?
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Whale Sculpture
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Head towards the sculpture indicated by the signpost. Find a large metal Whale sculpture that is located in a small triangle by the east entrance to the park.
The two young memorial trees near the sculpture, Quercus Robar and Quercus Palustris, are both variants of which species of tree? (one word)
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Entrance Gates
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Walk back to the water fountain where you started this Huntee. Turn left and look for a 'Welcome to Ropner Park' board by the main entrance gates.
The SS Teespool was designed and built by Ropner & Sons in which year?
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The SS Teespool stayed in service for 30 years before it was scrapped in 1935.

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