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The nearest railway station is in Middlesbrough, with trains from York, Whitby, Newcastle and Leeds. The connecting bus service to Saltholme is the number 1 from Middlesbrough bus station.
The nearest bus stop is outside the entrance to Saltholme, on the Seaton Carew Rd. The Number 1 stops here and is run by stagecoach in Hartlepool. The other main stops include High Tunstall – Throston Grange – Hartlepool Town Centre – Seaton Carew – Port Clarence – Middlesbrough Bus Station. During peak hours it runs every half hour, every day. On Sundays the service is reduced to hourly.
Saltholme is 10 minutes from the A19. Turn East off the A19 north of Stockton along the A689. After half a mile, take the A1185; in 4 miles join the A178 at a mini roundabout and take the 3rd exit. The reserve entrance is 250 metres on the right hand side.
From Middlesbrough centre, the site can be accessed via the Transporter Bridge, which is 1.5 miles along the A178 at Port Clarence.
The Bridge is open from 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am – 3.30pm on Saturdays. It is closed all day Sunday for events and maintenance, but the visitor centre is open. It costs £1.30 each way for cars (contact 01642 247563 to check as weather can affect its normal operation).
If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Saltholme is connected to the extensive network of cycleways around Stockton and Middlesbrough. There is a cycle track across the reserve to the visitor centre that is accessed through Port Clarence and is open during reserve opening hours. A covered cycle parking area is available at the visitor centre.
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