Toddle down to Maze Park for a beautiful stroll! The park is a fantastic adventure for all the family, with lots of different wildlife to spot. Explore the 6 hectare woodland or visit the gorgeous glades and grassland. The reserve is a regenerated formal railway marshalling yard managed by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. The stunning difference of what it once was is hard to believe!
Wildlife and Notable Spots at Maze Park
Maze Park is home to 12 species of butterfly, including the dingy skipper which is in national decline! Flutter your way along its paths and see how many butterflies you can spot! The butterfly theme is evident, with stunning large-scale butterfly sculptures being dotted about the park. Get your cameras at your ready for some Instagram worthy shots!
The reserve is also home to various birds. See if you can spot the small colony of land martins that have made their home on the steep river banks! Seals also frequent the river banks, see if you can see one or two! Or, wander around the reserve and listen to the beautiful birdsong. Maze Park is also home to skylarks and grey partridges which are in national decline. The reserve also has a fantastic and varied herb population for herb or plant enthusiasts.
Free parking is offered in an informal cark park at the bottom on Maze Lane, which is not far from the reserve. The carpark has a rough surface and Maze Lane has deep potholes, so please drive with care.
For wheelchair users, pushchairs and pedestrians, Maze Park has Sustrans pathways, making the park a smooth and scenic journey. The upper level of the park is accessed via a small flight of stairs and has gravel footpaths. Some may struggle with this, so please take care.
The park welcomes dogs but asks owners to keep dogs on a lead at all times. The park also expects owners to behave responsibly and to pick up after their dog. Maze Park does not have dog bins.
Wanting to see more of what the area has to offer? Why not visit Air Trail or the Tees Barrage?