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South Park, Darlington

Darlington, DL1 5TD

Discover the beautiful Grade II listed South Park, Darlington in our digital treasure trail. Dating back to 1636 this park has been fully restored to reflect its original grandeur.

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2.5 kms

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75 mins

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Begin your trail at the Clock Tower at the centre of South Park.
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William Potts Memorial Clock
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Search for an old-fashioned plaque above the entrance to the William Potts Memorial Clock Tower.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

Clockmaker William Potts was a native of Darlington who moved to which city to ply his trade?
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There are few towns or villages in the North-East that aren't looked down upon by a Potts clock. William Potts originally started making domestic timepices before expanding his business into the production of public clocks. Photo credit: Northern Echo (1959).

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Drinking Fountain
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Facing the Clock Tower plaque turn right then walk towards the park entrance. Your next question in on the 'Welcome to South Park' board near the old stone fountain.
In which year did the multi-million pound transformation of South Park (funded by Heritage Lottery) begin?
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Community Orchard
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With your back to the park entrance take the next left and follow the path a short distance until you reach an information board titled 'Community Orchard'.
What type of apple trees are labelled at points 7 and 15 on the orchard map? (one word).
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The park and banks of the River Skerne have long been considered a romantic spot. Photo credit: Northern Echo (Edwardian era).

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Rose Garden
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Comtinue along the footpath that runs parallel with the river then cross the nearby bridge. Look for an information board by the entrance to the Rose Garden.
The sundial that was repaired as part of the restoration project is originally believed to come from where? (two words)
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Did you know that South Park once featured a rollerskating rink? It first opened as an Olympic Skating Rink in 1909. Photo credit: Northern Echo (1962).

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Memorial Bench
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Continue into the Rose Garden then leave via the exit to your left. After a short walk look for a memorial bench at a junction in the path, facing a rockery with a small wooden bridge.
The bench has a memorial plaque dedicated to Elizabeth Colley. By what was the nickname was Elizabeth better known as?
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The nearby rockery was fully restored in 2003-06 to increase botanical biodiversity and increase interest in the area west of the river.

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Stairway
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Walk back across the bridge then turn immediately left and follow the path alongside the river. After a short ditance look for some steps on your right.
What type of fungi is part of the design of the metal handrail? (one word)
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The Glacial Boulder
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Do not head up the steps. instead continue following the footpath by the river until you reach the north entrance of South Park. Look for the large stone boulder by the entrance.
The Glacial Boulder in rememerance of R.Taylor Manson was removed from the River Tees at which location? (one word)
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The Polam Lane footbrige tlocated just outside this entrance was part of the original park. The cast iron bridge was constructed in 1891 and is one-of-three Grade II listed landmarks in the park, along with the Bandstand and the Fountain.

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Drinking Fountain
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Walk around the nearby lodge within the park grounds and look for an old granite drinking fountain that faces the large green show fields.
What date can be found engraved on the fountain?
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Sensory Garden
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Head back along the path by the river and walk back into the park. When the footpath forks look nearby for a Sensory Garden featuring numerous walled flower beds.
Search the benches facing the central circular fountain and find the name of the individual memorialised here who was born in 1947 (two words).
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Bandstand
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Exit the Sensory Garden and look nearby for an ornate bandstand by the lake.
The central rectangles of the detailed metal fencing featured on the bandstand contain three golden creatures; a snail, a bird, and a... what? (one word)
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Terracotta Fountain
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Begin to walk clockwise around the lake keeping the water on your right. After a short distance look for a multi-tiered fountain.
How many nearby benches are facing the fountain?
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Duck Pond
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Continue clockwise around the lake and look for an informationboard detailing the Duck Pond
What is the largest of Britain's native Geese that has a wingspan up to 170cm?
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John Fowler Monument
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Continue looping around the lake until you approach the banndstand once more. Turn left and walk away from the lake and look for a large granite block overlooking the area.
What year can be found engraved on the John Fowler C.E. memorial?
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John Fowler (1826 - 1864) was an engineer and a pioneer in the use of steam engines. This granite plinth originally had an impressive bronze model of a steam plough atop, but unfortunately it was stolen by crap metal collectors in the 1970's. Photo Credit: Steam Plough Club

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Cafe
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Continue past the John Fowler Monument and head to the cafe at the centre of the park, close by the William Potts Memorial Clock where you started the trail. Look for an information board in front of the cafe simply titled 'South Park'
Which individual donated 100 tons of slag from his blast furnaces to build the original paths in this park? (two words)
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Railway
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Walk away from the cafe via the path to the left of the bowling green (towards the park boundary). Turn left and continue past the aviary, then look for a section of railway by the path.
The stone sleepers are from the original Stockton & Darlington railway line, dating from which year?
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Cannon
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Continue a short distance beyond the section of railway and look for a large metal cannon from the Crimean War.
From which countrry does this cannon originate? (one word)
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Welcome to South Park
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Turn around and walk back along the path, past the aviary once more, and return to the old stone drinking fountain by the entrance that you visited earlier.
Search the South Park information board to find the full name of this fountain (two words).
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William Potts Memorial Clock
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Return to the Clock Tower and search for an information board nearby detailing the rich variety of wildlife in the park.
Giant Redwoods can live up to how many years old in their native California?
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