Found on the edge of Middlesbrough, Gribdale Gate car park provides a great starting point for a network of paths and trails.
Follow the long-distance Cleveland Way footpath and adventure into Coate Moor, a forest haven just waiting to be explored. If you want to venture further afield, the trail runs up to the historic Captain Cook's monument. The steep climbs are definitely worth it for the unparalleled views across the Cleveland Hills!
Coatham wood, found near Stockton, is a newly planted community woodland, with the first trees planted in 1999.
The mosaic of broadleaved and conifer trees, as well as ponds and meadows makes Coatham a great habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Look out for newts and dragonflies around the ponds, or you may spot a deer grazing in one of the open areas. All five native species of owl have been spotted around the woodland.