Hardwick Park & Bishop’s Fen Walk

Rediscover nature with a walk through wetlands, woods and wildlife.
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This is one in a series of walks to help you Discover Brightwater.

Distance: 3.9 Miles 

Postcode: TS21 2DN (nearest) 

Grid Ref: NZ 34495 28776

What to expect from the walk:

A walk along grassy paths and surfaced tracks through farmland with grazing sheep and cattle. Some steep inclines and muddy conditions in wet weather. Barriers include gates, stiles and steps.

POINTS OF INTEREST ALONG THIS WALK

Hardwick Park 3

The Gothic Ruin

The Gothic Gatehouse was designed as a sham ruin by James Paine in 1764. It was built from re-used stone taken from the 14th century Guisborough Priory. It’s also known as the Durham leaning Tower of Pisa as there is a noticable slant to the edifice.

The Willow Dragon

The focal point of a Hardwick Park children’s storytelling walk this 5 metre long Willow Dragon was created by Sylvan Skills using locally sourced materials. He's currently undergoing a revamp but he will be back soon with a brand new look!

Duck Decoy

Along with the mallard ducks there are plenty of other varieties of water fowl to see, along with a restored Duck Decoy that was first installed in the 1700s.

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Wildlife Warriors

Along this walk, you can find 2 of the Discover Brightwater Wildlife Warriors. Skerney the swan can be found in Hardwick's play park and Brodny the Badger is at Bishop's Fen.

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