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Teessaurus Park & River Tees

Middlesbrough, TS2 1QE

Explore the much-loved Teessaurus Park on the banks of the River Tees, along with a riverside walk in the former Ironmasters District. Begin your trail at the Teessaurus Park car park.

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Woolly Mammoth
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Begin your trail at the Teessaurus Park car park. Take the path to the left and, after a short distance, look for a large Mammoth sculpture to the left of the path.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

Find the 'fun facts' information board nearby. You can tell the age of a Mammoth by counting the rings inside it's... what? (one word)

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Teessaurus Park (originally known as Riverside Park) was founded in 1979 when Middlesbrough Council commissioned a life size painted steel sculpture of a triceratops called 'Teessaurus'. Photo Credit: Teesside Archives

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Brontosaurus
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Continue walking along the footpath until you reach the Brontosaurus (to the left of the path).

Find the 'fun facts' information board nearby. From nose-to-tail the Brontosaurus measured around how many metres?

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In 1883 this park and the surrounding areas were the site of heavy industry. This park used to be the site of the North Eastern Steel Co, adjacent to Britannia Steel Works. Photo Credit: Teesside Archives

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Brachiosaurus
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Look nearby (to the right of the path and amongst the trees) for a tall Brachiosaurus sculpture at the foot of the hill.

Find the 'fun facts' information board nearby. The Brachiosaurus could live to be how many years old?

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Triceratops
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Climb to the top of the hill and join the family of Triceratops.

Find the 'fun facts' information board nearby. Triceratops fossils are found in North America and... where else? (one word)

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Did you know that in 1967 Dorman Long became part of British Steel?

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The Ironmasters District
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Walk down the hill towards the River Tees. Turn left and walk along the footpath away from Teessaurus Park, keeping the river to your right. Follow the path round the curve of the river and look for an information board near a junction titled 'The Ironmasters District'.

The Ironmasters District became one of three centres of iron-making on the banks of the Tees, along with Port Clarence and... where? (one word)

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In the late 1800's around 100 ironstone mines were operating in the Cleveland Hills across Teesside and surrounding areas. By 1883 production of Cleveland iron ore peaked at 6,750,000 tons. Photo Credit: NMRS

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The River Tees
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Continue walking along the footpath, keeping the River Tees to your right. After a few-hundred metres look for a similar information board titled 'The River Tees'.

In which year was the Newport Bridge built?

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The deck of Newport Bridge used to raise, allowing passing ships to sail under. Sources suggest the bridge was raised and lowered 800 times per week in the late 1930s. Photo Credit: Northern Echo

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Ornate Bench
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Turn around and follow the footpath back to Teessaurus Park. Continue on the footpath between the Teessaurus Park hill and the river then look for an ornate semi-circular bench facing the river.

Find a nearby signpost with directions to the English Coast Path. How many miles lie between here and Redcar? (enter the number only)

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Stone Carving
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Take the path leading away from Teessaurus Park, this time keeping the river to your left. This path leads a short distance to reveal an impressive view of the Transporter Bridge. Near the end of the path look for a stone plaque in the floor positioned by the trees between the river and the path

The stone carving states "Sail to the sea" and... what... "to the source"? (one word)

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Stegosaurus
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Turn around and walk back to Teessaurus Park. Turn left just past the ornate semi-circular bench and look for a Stegosaurus sculpture at the foot of the hill.

Find the 'fun facts' information board nearby. How many long spikes did the Stegosaurus have on its tail? (enter number only)

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The first dinosaur sculpture was the Triceratops, desiged by Genevieve Glatt, and fabricated by Harts of Stockton at a cost of £16,000. They were originally unpainted. Photo Credit: Hidden Teesside

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Tyrannosaurus
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Continue along the footpath and find the huge Tyrannosaurus sculpture.

Find the 'fun facts' information board nearby. How many kilometres per hour could the Tyrannosaurus run? (enter number only)

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