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Published 25th Mar 2011

Boro Becks team (l-r) Christine Corbett, Sammy Brown and Barry Jobson

Guided walks to spot the joyous signs of spring are taking place along Middlesbrough’s becks.

The Boro Becks Team is leading the walks along Middle Beck, Ormesby Beck and Marton West Beck.

Chris Corbett, Community Outreach Officer, said: “With bumble bees and butterflies all active after the recent good weather and blackthorn blossom now showing, there should be plenty to see and hear.”

First walk

The first walk takes place on Wednesday, March 30 from 10am to 1pm.

It is five miles and follows Middle Beck as far as Ladgate Lane and across to Ormesby Beck.

The walk will take a closer look at future plans for these vital green spaces and the wildlife that they support. Meeting place is at the main pedestrian entrance to Pallister Park, off Ormesby Road.

Dress for the weather, wear strong footwear and bring a drink and snack.

Springtime ramble

Then a Springtime ramble takes place on Thursday, April 7 from 10am to 1pm.

The walk follows ancient routes down Newham Beck to Devil’s Bridge and returns by the tree lined path up Marton West Beck. Meeting place is outside the visitor centre at Nature’s World.

The path is steep and muddy in places so participants are advised to wear strong footwear, dress for the weather and bring a drink and a snack. Walkers may call in at the Nature’s World café at the end of the walk.

Further information

For more information about the walks, please ring the Boro Becks Team on 01642 515618 or email

About the Boro Becks team

The Boro Becks team is a three year project run as a partnership between Middlesbrough Council, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency. The project is supported by Natural England through Access to Nature as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces Programme.

The team is working on a wide range of initiatives to help improve the environment of the becks and encourage more people to use the becks as enjoyable natural spaces.

Useful links

Boro Becks on facebook

@BoroBecksTeam - Boro Becks on twitter

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