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Discover the prehistory of Eston Hill with archaeologist Adam Mead and Forensic Anthropologist, Dave Errickson. Explore the traces of early human activity. A free guided walk on Eston Hills will show archaeological sites including those uncovered in this year's Heritage Lottery funded ICE and FIRE project. This project aims to explore, record and celebrate the evidence for over ten thousand years of human life, death, ingenuity and persistence. 

 

The walk main not be suitable for some people due to the tough terrain and steep incline to the top of the hills, with strong stout shoes  a must. The usual inclusion of waterproof coats and trousers is also highly advisable along with plenty of liquid refreshment.

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park is the perfect place to explore the countryside south of Normanby. The park is also an ideal starting point from which to visit the Eston Hills.

There are circular walks, spectacular views and fascinating history to be discovered just minutes away.

The Visitor Centre facilities include toilets, baby changing facility and first aid point. In the exhibition room you can learn more about the history and the wildlife of the country park or have a go at solving one of the puzzles. A small shop sells drinks and sweets.

Cycling and riding

The park has a network of bridleways and cyclists and horseriders are welcome to use these. Please do not use footpaths and remember to give way to walkers and other users.

Access

The old railways track that can be reached from the visitor centre, provides a pleasant woodland walk. The paths around the visitor centre have been developed into a sensory trail with sculptures, raised beds, bird feeding area and willow maze. Other access to the park is limited due to steep gradients and uneven surfaces.

A motorised buggy is available for use by people with mobility problems. The buggy can be used to explore the wider areas of the park. It is simple to use and a full demonstration is given to users. This service is free of charge although a small returnable deposit is required. Full details are available from the Visitors centre.

The buggy was provided by the BT Countryside For All Scheme. The visitor centre including parking, toilets and picnic area are all easily accessible.