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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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  • Went for a drive and a walk between Seaham and Sunderland. It was during the recent storms of Eunice and Franklyn so you could imagine how wild it was - a bracing but invigorating walk. The coastline....  more
    Went for a drive and a walk between Seaham and Sunderland. It was during the recent storms of Eunice and Franklyn so you could imagine how wild it was - a bracing but invigorating walk. The coastline....  more »
  • A lovely visit here taking in two of the beaches. Blast beach to the south of Seaham harbour and Seaham north beach or Seaham Hall beach to the north. Both interesting and stunning in their own... 
    A lovely visit here taking in two of the beaches. Blast beach to the south of Seaham harbour and Seaham north beach or Seaham Hall beach to the north. Both interesting and stunning in their own...  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful place to spend some time, very tranquil, beautiful scenery
  • Seaham beach is forever changing due to the rapid coastal erosion and the active slumps on to the beach. Caves and stacks are coming and going all the time. Look down and you'll soon see the famous sea glass amongst the sand. Great little walk, dog friendly too

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