Summerhill Hartlepool

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Summerhill Hartlepool: Summerhill is a unique Country Park. Set on the western edge of Hartlepool, the 100-acre site has been transformed from low-grade farmland into a Local Nature Reserve that is also an outdoor sports centre.

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Hartlepool, County Durham, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Summerhill Country Park, Summerhill Visitor Centre


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High Level Ropes Course

The Ropes Course provides high level challenges. Walk the high-wire, climb the Jacobs ladder or jump the leap of faith – it’s all here! The Ropes Course is not open access, to take part you must book on a session or we can organise an activity for your group.

BMX Course

At over 400m the BMX course at Summerhill is one of the longest in the country! The course has a start gate and goes down a hillside with 5 turns. As well as being free access local riders have staged competitions.

Boulder Park

Constructed in 1999 the Summerhill Boulder Park is the largest facility of its type in Europe. There are 8 natural looking boulders set down a hillside. The Boulder Park is free and open access for everyone to enjoy.


Archery is a popular activity at Summerhill. We have a 10m shoot indoors in the Visitor Centre.

Summerhill Reserve

Summerhill's largest contribution to the wildlife is that the site has established 26 hectares of new woodland. The woodland has been planted to create different habitats from coppice and open canopy to primary woodland of ash and oak. There are also several meadows around Summerhill including fields that have been re-seeded. To promote wildlife the meadows are under low intensity management, cut and bailed once during the summer, also look out for a number of sculptures and arts features around Summerhill.


How to get here


From the North
Turn off the A19 to Hartlepool on the A179. Turn right at the first roundabout (Hart roundabout). Follow this road for about 1 3/4 miles going across 2 roundabouts and turn right at the traffic lights onto Serpentine Road. Continue along this road for about 1mile until you see Summerhill Lane on your right (marked by 2 stone pillars). Turn right along Summerhill Lane - the Visitor Centre is at the end of this road over the roundabout.

From the South
Turn off the A19 onto the A689 into Hartlepool. At the third set of traffic lights turn left onto Truro Drive. Contuinue to the traffic lights at the T junction and turn right onto Catcote Road. Continue for approximately 1 1/2 miles and turn left onto Summerhill Lane. The Visitor Centre is at the end of this road over the roundabout.

In both cases look out for the brown tourist signs to Summerhill once you are off the A19.


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Address: Summerhill Visitor Centre, Summerhill Lane, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS25 4LL, UK
Phone: +44 1429 284584

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