Walking in a winter wonderland

As winter draws in and the days get shorter, we know it can be hard to spend time outdoors, but even if all you have time for is a 10 minute stroll around the block, it can be so beneficial for you and your mental health too. We’re so lucky to have lots of lovely places in Middlesbrough to enjoy a walk. We definitely have our favourite places that we know and love, and we would love to hear from you too. Get in touch with us and share #YourBoro with us on social media or send us a pic via email to > marketing@middlesbrough.gov.uk

frosty leaves

Middlesbrough Green Spaces

Did you know that seven of our parks and green spaces are winners of the Green Flag Awards? We like to call them the Magnificent Seven but maybe the Middlesbrough Seven would be better! Albert Park, Stewart Park, Pallister Park, Thorntree Park, Hemlington Lake, Fairy Dell and Linthorpe Cemetery were all awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award which means the space is well maintained, has excellent visitor facilities and boasts the highest possible environmental standards #UTB

If you’ve not been to Teessaurus Park recently you might not have seen that our dinos have had a rainbow makeover! Thanks to the hard work of the Community Champions Middlesbrough, the park looks bright and welcoming and is definitely worth a visit. If you’re not sure where to find it, the postcode is TS2 1QE and there’s car parking too. It’s one of the hidden gems of Middlesbrough and we highly recommend a trip! #OurDinosaurs

There’s also a brand new leaflet all about the fascinating trees in Stewart Park called Interesting Trees of Stewart Park! Who knew that the Giant Redwood is so big it takes three people to hug it and that the Weeping Willow is one of *the* most photographed areas of the whole park?! See – you really do learn something new everyday! Next time you’re planning a trip to the park, check out the leaflet before you go, it truly is tree-mendous #SorryNotSorry

Stay safe and warm

You can enjoy all of our parks and green spaces in all seasons, you just need to wrap up warm for Winter! Big coat, winter woolies, maybe even a flask of your favourite hot drink and you’re ready to face any weather. Remember to enjoy our parks and green spaces safely and responsibly. Keep a social distance from people that are outside of your household bubble and pop a face covering and hand sanitiser in your pocket, just in case you decide to pop in somewhere to warm up with a hot drink after your walk.

winter warmers

For more ideas of places to walk in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas, check out Enjoy Tees Valley. There’s also a fab, free app and website called AllTrails that lets you pop your postcode in and then suggests places for you to walk nearby – a great one to explore for when our local restrictions are lifted.