Beech Wood is situated just off Barmpton Lane and Beech Road. Despite it being a
relatively small wood it contains many large mature trees including its well known Beech Tree along
a wide mix of wildlife and plant life. Walking through its well kept paths and the canopy of its
you eventually come into the heart of the green space and its 3 main grassy areas. You can continue
walk along its path which continues towards the direction of ASDA and Whinfield Primary School as
as direct paths into the various residential estates which sit along the perimeter of the park.
For the last few years Whinfield Residents Association in partnership with Darlington
Borough Council have planted strips of wildflowers which have been particularly successful. The
which, whilst beautiful to look at, also play an important function to our local ecosystem in what
urban environment. The diversity of plants grown has provided an ecological habitat for our
insects, birds, butterflies and other wildlife and invertebrate species.
The green space also features a football pitch with permanent goal posts and 2
benches. This area and its wood, which is often renowned as the jewel in Whinfield’s crown, sits on
used to be the grounds of John Feetham’s Whinfield Hall which has particular historical importance