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St Marys Church
St Marys Church, with car parking spaces, start of the walk.
Acklam through the ages

Find out about a time when the Avenue of Trees was lined with merely saplings, and Blue Bell Beck was a meeting point for glaciers with our walk through Acklam.
Walk details:
Start point: St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Acklam.
Ordnance Survey: Landranger map ref NZ483169
Distance: approx 2km (1.2 miles)
Time: approx 1 hour
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You will see a variety of wildlife with the potential sighting of rare insects, red squirrels and abundant bird-life.
Getting there:
By bus:
Catch either the Stagecoach 11, 12, 14 or 24 from Middlesbrough Town Centre - ask for the bottom of Church Lane. When the bus stops, turn around and walk back in the direction you have just come and take the first road on the right - this will be Church Lane. Walk up until you reach the church. Buses run all day, approx every 20 mins. Latest timetable: tel: 0870 608 2608 or click here for online information. Stagecoach runs some wheelchair friendly buses on this route.

By car: Drive to start point, (see map) there is limited space in the free car park.
Walk conditionsHealth and Safety information
Paths are of varying width and a mix of tarmac and compacted earth/stone that can become muddy after rain. There is one long field with slight hills. One kissing gate is set on the route, which may be a potential problem for wheelchair and buggy users.
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