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Passing along the side of the River Tees on the Teesdale Way footpath and cycle route.
Maze Park is an urban nature reserve on the south bank of the Tees on former railway marshalling yards. The reserve is a narrow triangle of land bounded by the River Tees,the old river Tees, and the former Thornaby rail marshalling yards, The area is rough grassland, supporting herbs and broad-leaved plants and has three landscaped viewing mounds giving panoramic views of the area reclaimed from industry. Grassland’s such as those found at Maze Park support nationally scarce butterflies.
The dingy skipper, has been lost from up to 40% of its former range and the grayling is listed in Butterfly Conservation’s ten most threatened species of British butterflies.
Both have been present at Maze Park since 2000
Butterfly styled metal cycle racks to park bicycles for those cyclists wishing to stop and take a closer look.
Parking is available @ N54.33.833 W001.17058
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