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Flatts Lane

Flatts Lane Country Park

Explore the picturesque Flatts Lane woodland park in this Huntee 'Collections' challenge. Simply discover the markers in any order, exploring at your own pace!

Middlesbrough , North Yorkshire , TS6 0NN

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Flatts Lane Map

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Butterfly Carving

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Bird Hide

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Bear Carving

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Stone Carving

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Dragonfly Carving

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Springwood Pond

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Mushrooms

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Arboretum

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Flatts Lane Map

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Near the main car park you'll find an information board containing a map.
What's the name of the path that runs horizontally to the south of the reservoir pond?
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Flatts Lane Country Park includes the site of the former Normanby Brickworks. The works opened in 1883 befoore closing in 1971.

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Own Carving

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Towards the southern edge of the park you'll find an Owl carving near two benches.
Look for the memorial plaque to Jean French. In which year was Jean born?
4-digit year
Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park is around 40 hectacres of woodland, wetland, and meadows.
If you're lucky you might even spot an owl on your visit.

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Butterfly Carving

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In view of the visitor centre you;ll find a tall totem containing carved butterflies.
How many carved butterflies can be found on the reverse side (opposite the visitor centre)?
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Did you know that the area is maintained by a volunteer group called the Friends of Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park?. Beyond maintaining the area the group also runs guided walks, events,and activities.

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Bird Hide

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On a footpath close to the visitor centre you'll find a bird hide.
How many viewing holes can be found in the bird hide?
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Flatts Lane Country Park is an ideal starting point to visit the Eston Hills

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Bear Carving

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Towards the south side of the park, and close to an Own carving, you;ll find several carved bears.
How many carved bears are there?
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The area hosts a Parkrun event every saturday morning. A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

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Arboretum Board

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Close to the visitor centre look for an information board near the entrance to the small arboretum.
How many bricks can be found in the design of the ornate metal frame?
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Some of the walkways in the park follow the course of the now defunct Cleveland Railway, which served the brick works.
The Cleveland Railway, ran from the Normanby Jetty on the River Tees, via Normanby, then via Guisborough through the Eston Hills, to Loftus in East Cleveland. Normanby Jetty closed in 1966.

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Stone Carving

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Near the play park you'll find a large srone carving. Look nearby for an information board titled Creepy Crawlies
Insects make up around what percentage of all animal life?
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In the past, Flatts Lane veered from its present route and crossed the land now occupied by the Country Woodland Park. It was used by monks, farmers and traders to carry goods between markets and coastal ports. The cobbled path can still be seen in some places as it runs across the site.

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Dragonfly Carving

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At a junction close to the Reservoir Pond you;ll find a Dragonfly carving.
How many carved spiders can be found on the log nearby?
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Godfalter Hill is a prominent landmark topped by its distinctive beech trees making it visible for miles around.

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Springwood Pond

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You can find Springwood Pond close to the visitor centre.
What are the 2 digits on the orienteering marker (red square) by the gate.
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Normanby ironstone mine operated just to the east of Flatts Lane. The mine closed in 1899 after 50 years in operation when the mine became exhausted.
Over one-million pounds were mined from the Normanby ironworks over 50 years.

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Mushrooms

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Look for three metal mushrooms close to the trim trail.
The bench memorial plaque nearby is dedicated to Hilda Lofthouse. In which year was she born?
4-digit year
The visitor centre is built on the site of the former Normanby Brickworks. Many of the employee's played for the local Normanby Magnesite football team.

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Arboretum

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Enter the arboretum (near the visitor centre) and search the metal plaques,
What is ent English name for the 'Prunus padus' specias?
According to local historian Spencer Hardwick in his booklet entitled “Normanby Remembered” Flatts Lane contains a small and overgrown pond which was originally created by a bomb crater during a German bombing raid in 1940.

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Ornate Signpost

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On a path near the visitor centre you'll find an ornate signpost pointing to the reservoir pond.
How many lizards (excluding frogs) can be found on the signpost?
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Flatts Lane is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

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