Tees Valley Nature Partnership Steering Group were stoked to visit our new friends and newest member at the National Trust Ormesby Hall between Middlesbrough and Redcar. What a gem and a great example of the power of nature, culture and heritage to bridge communities, but also the past, present and future. If you haven’t made a visit before this is a highly recommended destination for a bit of relief from the pressures of life that is on the doorsteps of many.
As a small but important part of the Tees Valley jigsaw Ormesby Hall is a microcosm of the opportunities in the area for nature recovery, new ways of managing land and agriculture, the innovative use of historic assets and the importance of greenspace to local communities. With the protection afforded by the National Trust this asset will be there well into the future as a haven for wildlife and people, within walking and cycling distance of a significant population. We were excited to hear about the emerging plans and community engagement, and were inspired by the commitment of the local team in terms of revealing and celebrating this asset.