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Wynyard Woodland Park

Wynyard, TS21 3JG

Explore the popular Wynyard Woodland Park (formerly the Castle Eden Walkway) and discover the woods, history, and heritage that make this area a much-loved destination.

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2.8 kms

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70 mins

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Begin your adventure at the welcome board near the main car park.
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Welcome Board
Darlington Railway Museum
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Begin your adventure at the 'Welcome to Wynyard Woodland Park' information board in the main car park (near the railway carriage).

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

What is the name of the sculpture located in nearby Stoney Field?

Hint: 2 words

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Wynyard Woodland Park was originally known as Castle Eden Walkway, named after the Castle Eden branch railway. The railway was completed in 1880, connecting Teesside with Sunderland and Tyneside to transport coal, along with materials used for industries such as shipbuilding.

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Train Station
Wynyard Country Park
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Head to the former Thorpe Thewles railway station, which is now a visitor centre and tea room. Look for an information board titled 'The Walkway' at the far end of the station platform.

What is the name of the 40-acre field that's managed to encourage wildfolwers?

Hint: 2 words

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Thorpe Thewles station closed to passengers in 1931, before eventually closing for goods traffic in 1951. However, the line continued to be used for through traffic until 1968.

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Railway Bridge
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Head along the walkway, walk under the first brick bridge, and continue until you reach a second bridge after about 400 metres. Look for an information board titled 'Thorpe Wood'.

In which year was this area declared a local nature reserve?

Hint: 4-digit year

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If you feel adventurous you can add a scenic loop walk through Thorpe Wood using the directions on this map before continuing this Huntee.

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Back to the Station
John Hall
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Turn around and head back to the former Thorpe Thewles railway station. Look for a large memorial plaque on the platform bench.

What is the name of the former station manager remembered by the plaque?

Hint: 2 words

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A major feature of the Castle Eden railway route was a 22-arch viaduct built to cross Thorpe Beck. The viaduct was constructed from 8-million bricks at a cost of £37,000. Unfortunately the viaduct was demolised to make way fro the bypass in 1979.

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Station Garden
Photo: The Thorpe Thewles History Group
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Explore the station gardens which can be found through a wooden gate to the lefft of the building.

What is the creature that can be found in the stone floor mosaic?

Hint: One word

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These photos show the demolition of the viaduct in 1979. All arches were simultaneously detonated

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Observatory
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Return to the walkway and head to the left until you reach a small observatory nearby.

What is the full name of the observatory?

Hint: 3 words

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The site was opened in 1994 by Professor Sir Arnold Wolfandale, the 14th Astronomer Royal. It currently houses our computer controlled 14' Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and is regularly open to the public.

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Stoney Field
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Continue along the walkway and head down the steps at the far end. Walk past the concrete WW2 bunker and look for an information board titled 'Stoney Field'.

Which revolution brought the railway to Thorpe Thewles?

Hint: 2 words

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The concrete bunker you recently passed is one of three World War II anti-invasion defences (called 'pillboxes') that were built in Thorpe Thewles. These pillboxes are part of a hastily-built network of defences to prevent an anticipated German invasion that never materialised.

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Celestial Kitchen
Photo: Derek Bates
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Face the information board and this time take the leftmost path, heading into Stoney Field. Stick to the main path if you reach any junctions and look nearby for a large metal sculpture.

Locate the list of equipment and ingredients. Which equipment corresponds with the ingredient labelled as 'Sun (mid-summer day)'?

Hint: 3 words

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The Celestial Kitchen is a steel and concrete sculpture was created by Colin Wilbourne and installed in 2004.

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Cycle Marker
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Continue along the path (in the direction of the east marker on the sculpture) and follow the path up a slight incline until you return to the old railway footpath. Look nearby for a blue cycle directional signpost.

What is the number of the cycle route on the sign to Thorpe Thewles and Stockton (shown in a red box)?

Hint: Number

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National Cycle Route 1 is a 635-mile cycle-path running from Dover to Tain (in the Scottish Highlands)

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Planetarium
The Bubble Nebula, David Churchward
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Follow the walkway back to the observatory. Turn right and look for an information board near the Wynyard Walkway planetarum.

In this modern age what tends to spoil our view of the night sky?

Hint: 2 words

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The Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory host regular public events, information can be found on their website and social-media channels.

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Arboretum Field
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Facing the planetarum information board head left and look near the edge of the play area for an information board about the arboretum field.

How many years ago (approximately) did Britain become cut-off from Europe by the rising sea?

Hint: 4-digits

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The Castle Eden Railway, despite it's name, never actually went anywhere near the village of Castle Eden. The railway was also informally known as the 'Cuckoo Line'.

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Railway Carriage
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To complete your adventure return to the railway carriage near the Thorpe Thewles railway station.

Occasionally trains carrying royal passengers would stop here when visiting which nearby hall?

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The nearby Wynyard Hall was built for Charles Vane, the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, at a cost of £130,000 (equivalent to £12.5m in 2021). In 1841, just as the building was being completed, a fire gutted the building. It was later restored and remodelled.

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