Bassleton Bridge

Bassleton Bridge was an ancient link between Thornaby-on-Tees, Barwick village and Barwick Quarry, known locally as Stoney Path. There was a Romano-British villa near Barwick village and medieval earthworks are still visible around the current Barwick Farm – Bere is Saxon for barley and Wick means farm. From this Gateway, footpath and cycle way access is enabled to Preston Park and the Tees Valley Wildlife Reserves at Bowesfield. This wetland reserve is formed by three loops in the River Tees, each with its own character and special wildlife.