Billingham Beck Valley Country Park, Stockton-on-Tees

Fusain D'Europe / Spindle Tree
Spindle Tree

Wild Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)
Wild Blackberry in September

Crab apple (Malus sylvestris)
Crab apple (Malus sylvestris) thrives in heavy soil in hedgerows, woods and areas of scrub.

With its colourful meadows, ponds, marsh and woodland, Billingham Beck Valley is one of Stockton Borough’s most interesting areas of countryside.

Ancient field names here refer to the fact that the valley floods very regulary. These include Flutter Carr (flooded wet land) and Rushy Carr. The Willowgarth is an old enclosure surrounded by willow trees and Willow Crook refers to the large bend in the beck. A water mill powered by the beck existed in the valley up until 1918.

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