How to get toRSPB Saltholmecar-free

Visit RSPB Saltholme car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

From Middlesborough bus station, bus 1 runs frequently to RSPB Saltholme, stopping outside the pedestrian entrance on the Seaton Carew Road.

Middlesborough bus station is about 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station, over the A66 and past the Hill Street Shopping Centre (follow signs).

There are regular trains to Middlesborough from York, Whitby, Newcastle and Leeds and lots of other places.

It’s also possible to walk or cycle two miles along the England Coast Path from Middlesborough via the Tees Transporter Bridge (undergoing repairs).

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About RSPB Saltholme

Each spring, one of the UK's largest inland breeding colonies of terns arrives to nest on the cockleshell islands in Saltholme’s pools. There are ducks and grebes too, migrant waders and thousands of winter visitors like golden plovers and lapwings along with mesmerising murmurations of starlings. Hides and viewing screens, a walled garden and visitor centre make Saltholme a great family day out.

For any queries about visiting contact RSPB Saltholme on 01642 546625 or

Address: RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU. Visit Website