Stainton Quarry

Stainton Quarry straddles Stainton Beck, between the villages of Stainton and Thornton in Middlesbrough. A footbridge joins it to Kell Gate Green on the other side of the beck. These countryside sites provide three hectares of community-run open, green space for local people.

All paths within the Quarry and Green are grass or wood chipped. You can enjoy views over the open countryside by following a circular footpath that snakes through woodland and meadow in Stainton Quarry. The steep terrain and steps make Stainton Quarry difficult to access by people with limited mobility.

Kell Gate Green has a large open space for ball games and activities with a marshy area off to one side with the aim of providing an area for wildlife. This area is perfect for those with limited mobility and has benches close to the gated entrances.

The Friends of Stainton have been recognised for their community work by the award of Green Flag from the Keep Britain Tidy group.


The gate to Kell Gate Green is on Thornton Road which runs between Stainton and Thornton. The access to Stainton Quarry is from Cedarwood Glade in Stainton.

Please note that there is no parking.

Tel: (01642) 313327

Grid Ref: NZ 484 138

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