We have visited Castle Eden many times as a family; I believe it is now officially called Wynyard Woodland Park but everyone still refers to it as Castle Eden! It is a really pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, with two parks areas for the children to play, picnic benches, a bbq area, a gift shop, clean toilets and a cafe selling lovely fresh local light meals and snacks. There is also an old railway carriage which is used for many arts and crafts activities, especially during school holidays.
The Walkway itself is really long and we've never managed to finish it, and I would say that if you are a woman walking alone or with children I wouldn't walk too far down as a couple of years back there was a flasher in the area, and certain parts of the walk are so remote and overshadowed by trees that I personally wouldn't feel safe being on my own down there!
Great place to go to, a couple of miles from Stockton proper, based along the old branch line that was one of the Beecham victims. There is also the remnants of a vidauct further along which has a very rude local name, based on the heroine of a famous 18th century novel.
We camped out here once in a bit of land belonging to my mate's family and spent the whole night hearing shotguns going off. I think you're alright as long as you stick to the paths, but otherwise it can get a bit Deliverancey. Great ponds as well that friends of mine spent a lot of time deweeding in their teenage years.
Castle Eden is a lovely county walk, primarily along the line of an old railway. There are few facilities here although there are public loos and a good car park. There are a few variations off the main walk, which is lovely in autumn with the colours in the trees reflecting in the lake.
well worth the cycle ride for the cafe itself
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