Preston Farm

Below the Gateway, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust have created another wetlands nature reserve which links with the existing pond and reed beds adjoining the Queen Elizabeth Way, a popular nesting site for swans.
The footpath leading to Preston Hall passes close to the medieval village of Preston, the remnants of which are still visible on Preston Lane, close to Preston Farm. This area was also known as Chapel Hill, the building is shown on a map of 1860 close to the footpath where it diverges from Preston Lane. There are also indications that there may have been Prehistoric settlement in this locality.
From Preston Lane the footpath links through woodland in Preston Park to the Hall and is part of the Teesdale Way,which follows the course of the Tees from the source to the Estuary.

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