Durham Heritage Coast, Durham

4.7
#2 of 34 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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  • This is beautiful scenery, the Durham coast. Although it may be nippy with the wind from the north Sea, the views are expansive and now that the coal is all gone, the beaches are clean and long. Great...  more »
  • The east Durham coast is the best there is.I moved from the south and find it most untouched and a joy to walk and take in the great sights.  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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