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Home away from Home

This is beautiful scenery, the Durham coast. Although it may be nippy with the wind from the north... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Auckland, New Zealand

The east Durham coast is the best there is.I moved from the south and find it most untouched and a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
John F
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

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 walks along the cliffs near Horden.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank millsonbandm
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

fist time we have been to nose' s point, certainly won't be the last. we walked quite away along the pathways, which are well maintained, with seating along part of the walk. two car parks, one had an ice cream which seemed popular. free parking....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sandrac58
Reviewed 27 August 2018

East Durham Coast is really beautiful, and walkways have been built so that you can choose how far you want to walk up to around 30 miles I think. And of course it joins up with national cycleways (including one of the Coast to Coast...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 595HugoM
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The East Durham Coast offers a wide variety of sites from modern industrial to legacy industrial to spectacular views. In any weather it’s a great walk.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank olibot
Reviewed 30 June 2018

first time I've been to east Durham coastal walk. did a few miles from Blackball rocks, lots of beautiful plant life and great sea views. planning to do more now

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dramsman
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The coastline is beautiful but rugged. I’m lucky that work brings me to Seaham every now and then and I get the chance to spend a bit of time on the beautiful but rugged East Durham coast. The council have been working hard to improve...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This part of the coast has been cleared of all signs of the colliery waste dumped on it`s beaches for years. It has become a wild life haven, planted with native plants, some rare. The footpaths are easy to use either on foot, cycle or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Hard to believe that men worked under the sea for coal. But they did. Hard to believe that blast furnaces existed on coastal beauty spots where birds had bred for centuries, but they did. Hard to believe that these industries chucked their toxic wastes over...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank magdalen
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Hard to find can be hard to park and get access to this rocky coast. Be ready for the winds!! We saw no facilities nor places to stop for a quick bite. Way too much trash and spray paint and the like vandalism

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank pandpCalifornia
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