Teesmouth National Nature Reserve

Location Details


north east of Middlesbrough

Access in Summary

Car Parking / Drop Off

There are 2 car parks at this reserve, the Greatham Creek Car Park is accessed from A178 between Middlesbrough and Hartlepool and has a hard standing area. The North Gare car park is also accessed from the A178, approximately 1km south of Seaton Carew. Take care whilst going over the cattle grid at the entrance.

Seal Sands Walk

The Seal Sands Walk is a destination trail mainly along a crushed stone pathway taking in views across the estuary. The walk is relatively level and easy going however, some visitors with mobility vehicles or wheelchairs may find access from the car park to the start of the trail narrow and uneven. There are 2 kissing gates along the route. There are short but steep inclines which provide access into the hides. The total distance to walk to the end of the trail and then to retrace the route to the car park is around 3.5km.

North Gare Walk

The North Gare trail is a circular walk of around 2.65km from the North Gare Car Park. The trail follows a crushed stone path mainly across the inland Golf Course area and takes in a section of the coastline for some 750 metres over deep sand. It is suggested that the walk may be a little challenging for mobility impaired visitors however, visitors with a reasonable general level of fitness will enjoy the walk which is relatively level in most part. There are width restrictions or alternative stepped access at the start and mid points of the trail.

Access Symbols Explained:

  • Assistance dogs welcome Assistance dogs are welcome in our premises.
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer parking facilities We provide customer car parking.
Car Parking / Drop Off.
Seal Sands Walk.
North Gare Walk.
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