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Durham Heritage Coast, Durham

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Beach
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Take a walk along the cliffs of Durham Heritage Coast, a once-booming coal mining area now restored to its natural beauty, including the spectacular rock pools at Blackhall rocks. The 17.7 km (11 mi) trail running along the cliffs from Seaham to Crimdon in the south makes a great way to take in the scenery. The coast supports a variety of plant and animal life, and features hidden caves, streams, and waterfalls. If you have time, explore the coast's towns with shops and cafes. Plan my trip to Durham with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Motored up the coastline from Crimdon Dene to Seaham visiting various beaches that used to be unusable due to all the coal waste deposited in the area. Over the last 20+ years since the last mine... 
    Motored up the coastline from Crimdon Dene to Seaham visiting various beaches that used to be unusable due to all the coal waste deposited in the area. Over the last 20+ years since the last mine...  more »
  • Impressive castle set on the Northumberland coast line, with miles of golden sand beaches below and views out to Lindisfarne & the Farne Islands. 
    Impressive castle set on the Northumberland coast line, with miles of golden sand beaches below and views out to Lindisfarne & the Farne Islands.  more »
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  • This is a truly wonderful area, well set up and prepared for walkers and richly supplied with wonderful scenery. There are many places for taking in lovely coastal views if you just want to visit without completing any of the coastal walk (but do walk it if you can). There are seats here and there for a rest and perhaps some quiet contemplation. We encountered some of the very friendly locals.
  • This is a beautiful part of the country where there is lots to see and do for everyone young and old. The breathtaking scenery should be admired while walking along the coast and there is also the car boot sale on Sundays to enjoy and the various tea and coffee and art shops on route throughout Seaham and surrounding towns. Beautiful well kept cycle paths for the cyclist and a must see for any visitors

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