Durham Heritage Coast, Durham

4.7
#2 of 35 in Outdoors in County Durham
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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  • We parked up and cycled to Hawthorn Dene Meadow then all the walk along the coast to Vane Tempest beach & back, there was a nip in the air but the sun was warm & the outlook gorgeous, can’t think of a...  more »
  • We walked North from Seaham - fine views to Sunderland, and on the way back waves crashing over the harbour wall. Choice of coffee spots.  more »
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  • Beautiful coastline and caves. Perfect for all the family. There is also a flatter pathways on top of the cliffs for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
  • Beautiful beaches and the most friendly people you will ever meet. Great towns to explore and the famous Tommy statue is just so thought provoking. Parking is cheap.
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