Friends of Tees Valley Local Access Forum

The Friends of the Tees Valley Local Access Forum was formally constituted at an extra-ordinary meeting of the TVLAF in December 2011. Many months of discussion had taken place before the decision was made, and the formal agreement was made in order to support the Action Plans of each of our Appointing Authorities Rights of Way Improvement Plans.

The statutory regulations that guide the operation of Local Access Forums stipulate that they are not constituted for fund raising, we must support our partners, improving access where we can. Yet our members wanted to make a difference to the success of the ROWIPS across the Tees Valley in a more 'hands on' role.

The Friends Group, or as it affectionately known as, 'FoG', is, at present made up of members of the TVLAF and boasts a constitution, as well as an active interest in promoting acceess across the Tees Valley.

The Access Working Group is tasked with guiding the activities of the arm's length Friends, and projects discussed so far include the creation of leaflets promoting the Rights of Way locally, with support from neighbouring LAFs in Durham and Redcar and Cleveland.

As the information available to this site improves, we will add to it, but whilst this is underway, we wanted to be able to give you some indication of the great places there are to visit across the Tees Valley.

Links are included here to Hartlepool walks, which include Spion Cop, Seal Sands, Stotfold Moor to Embleton and Seaton Snooks.

Walking routes in Middlesbrough include sites such as, Newham Grange Country Farm, Hemlington, Stainsby and Bluebell Beck and Albert Park.

Lovely places in Darlington to visit include Low Coniscliffe and the River Tees, Middleton One Row and Dinsdale, Rockwell Nature Reserve and Archer's Farm.

Stockton on Tees also has a range of lovely parks and walks, including Wynyard Woodland Park, Billingham Beck, and Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park.

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