Friday , May 24 2024


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.

At Summerhill you can enjoy many of the facilities free of charge, use as a venue for an event or take part in one of our organised activities.

Conservation work on the site includes the planting of 65,000 sapling trees, management of meadows, restoration of hedgerows, creation of small ponds and marshes and the research and preservation of key archaeological sites. The Bird Feeder station has been developed by Summerhill Bird Club.  During the winter months the station is stocked and attracts a wide range of bird species.

Eight key outdoor sports have been identified for Summerhill. They are rambling, cycling, horse riding, exercise and fitness, cross country running, orienteering, archery and rock climbing. Each of these sports is provided for on the site in some way.  Summerhill has two play areas.  The one behind the Visitor Centre is for younger children and has a gravel works, wobbly bridge and sound dishes!

The Visitor centre is a multi-purpose building with meeting rooms and an exhibition area. There are also public toilets, changing rooms and a first aid room.  It is a flexible venue for meetings and events catering for up to 80 people. The car park beside the Visitor Centre provides free parking for up to 200 cars. Buses and cycles can also be accommodated.

Address: Summerhill Lane, Hartlepool. TS25 4LL

Telephone: 01429 284584

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