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Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park

Woodland country park of 100 acres of woodland and scrub. Visitor centre with exhibition showing the past, present and future landscape. Shop and picnic site and play area.

  • 01642 459629
  • Woodland Country Park Visitor Centre, Flatts Lane TS6 0NN
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  • Parking & transport
    • On site parking
  • General
    • Toilets available
    • Refreshment stand
    • Childrens play area
    • Baby changing facility


Nearest major road is A171. Travelling from the east turn right onto Flatts Lane. Travelling from the west turn left onto Flatts Lane. Follow road down bank, a sharp left turn takes you into country park car park.

The car park is located off Flatts Lane that runs between Normanby and the A171 Guisborough Road. Brown tourist signs are located in Normanby and on the A171 directing people to the park.

Access on foot is possible from Normanby, Eston, Ormesby, Spencerbeck and Nunthorpe.

There is a bus service drop off opposite the main entrance to the park. Bus services also drop off at Norman Conquest Public House and Ormesby Bank and the park can be reached via a short walk from both these points. 

Tel: 0870 608 2 608 for further information on buses and times.

Plan your journey

Connect Tees Valley

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park is the perfect place to explore the countryside south of Normanby. The park is also an ideal starting point from which to visit the Eston Hills.

There are circular walks, spectacular views and fascinating history to be discovered just minutes away.

The Visitor Centre facilities include toilets, baby changing facility and first aid point. In the exhibition room you can learn more about the history and the wildlife of the country park or have a go at solving one of the puzzles. A small shop sells drinks and sweets.

Cycling and riding

The park has a network of bridleways and cyclists and horseriders are welcome to use these. Please do not use footpaths and remember to give way to walkers and other users.


The old railways track that can be reached from the visitor centre, provides a pleasant woodland walk. The paths around the visitor centre have been developed into a sensory trail with sculptures, raised beds, bird feeding area and willow maze. Other access to the park is limited due to steep gradients and uneven surfaces.

A motorised buggy is available for use by people with mobility problems. The buggy can be used to explore the wider areas of the park. It is simple to use and a full demonstration is given to users. This service is free of charge although a small returnable deposit is required. Full details are available from the Visitors centre.

The buggy was provided by the BT Countryside For All Scheme. The visitor centre including parking, toilets and picnic area are all easily accessible.