Summerhill Country Park and Outdoor Nature Reserve

Summerhill is a unique Country Park that is both a Local Nature Reserve and Outdoor Activity Centre. 

Come and explore the 100 acre site on your own, or join in with our many bookable activities.

We offer a range of curriculum linked activities for schools and there's always something for the family to do in the school holidays. 

Some of the things we can offer:

  • Sculptures around the park
  • Two ponds with viewing platforms
  • Two children’s play areas
  • A free to use BMX track (Helmet and body armour advisable)
  • Eight Large climbing boulders
  • A replica of an Iron Age roundhouse
  • Two free mobility scooters which can be booked in advance.
  • A large, free, car park.
  • Toilet facilities.
  • A cafe in the Visitors Centre that is open 7 days a week, 9am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sundays. For more information about the cafe go to

We are home to Hartlepool Cycle Clinic who offer a free repair service carried out by qualified staff.