Durham Heritage Coast, Durham

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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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  • Take a car, add a picnic, forget the weather - though a dry day is preferred, and allow a god day to just tootle along the coast - beaches, cliffs, picturesque villages, sprawling cities - the coast h...  more »
  • I dont know if I want to tell everyone about the East Durham Coast, as it such a beautiful part of the country, we want to keep it all for ourselves!! We have some amazing unspoiled beaches and views ...  more »
  • Seaham is a nice place to visit, with plenty of cute little restaurants and cafes to linger in even on a winter's day, and has a nice relaxed vibe to it. Interesting sculptures to look at, notably the...  more »
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  • This one captures the clouds reflecting off the sand being kissed by sea. Just happened to be strolling along the vane tempest beach when the sun was setting allowing us to take this picture. Very lucky to have this on our doorstep.
  • Unique ex industrial coastline. Rugged and beautiful. Great place to find sea glass and drift wood but don't expect warm sun and sand!
  • I regularly visit this area with or without children or grandson. As it's various venues offer alternative activities and adventures. Whether they be individual pursuits. Or involve engagement with others.
  • Beautiful and quiet beach at Seaham. The northern beach has millions of smooth, wave polished glass pieces. Very popular with families searching for unusual colours and patterns in the glass.
  • Easington Colliery is struggling to find its' identity, but give it time, it'll be fine. The people are amazing and the coast stunning. Beats the commercial seaside places.
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