Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Walk from the Park. Albert Park and Hall Drive Distance: 5- Miles

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Walk from the Park. Albert Park and Hall Drive Distance: 5- Miles

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Byline: Bob Woodhouse

IN the late 1800s, the growth of Middlesbrough took in the nearby villages of Linthorpe and Acklam but features from earlier times remain on this route through the town's southern fringe.

Starting in Albert Park, we follow the main avenue through to the main gates and the nearby cenotaph.

We continue across Linthorpe Road via the pedestrian crossing into Ayresome Street and walk ahead to the junction with Ayresome Green Lane. Turning left along Ayresome Green Lane, we pass the Jewish Cemetery before making our way into the main Linthorpe Cemetery.

We head towards the central space with the site of two chapels and information regarding the nature reserve, and then make our way out of the cemetery on to Burlam Road.

Turning left, we pass Grosvenor Road before turning right into Thornfield Road.

Following the length of Thornfield Road we cross Oxford Road and then Cambridge Road -with care -before arriving at the junction with Green Lane.

Middlesbrough's rugby and cricket club headquarters at Acklam Park is across the road as we turn left along Green Lane and then right into Stanhope Grove.

At the junction with Ullswater Avenue we bear left to reach the junction with St Mary's Walk, where we bear right towards St Mary's Church.

Until St Hilda's Church was built in downtown Middlesbrough this attractive church of 1876 -with an extension on the north side in the late 1950s -was the mother church for the whole township.

We follow the roadway round to the right into Church Lane and turn left along a pathway on the left before the field.

The path runs ahead through to Hall Drive, where we turn left to pass the fine setting of Acklam Hall on our left.

Continuing along Hall Drive, we pass the junctions with Fountains Drive and Rievaulx Drive (left) to reach Cawood Drive.

Turning right for a few yards, we then head left into Cranswick Drive and continue ahead along the tarmac path to reach Newham Bridge -better known locally as Devil's Bridge.

We turn left along the cycleway and soon pass allotments on our right. …

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