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Great scenery

The East Durham Coast offers a wide variety of sites from modern industrial to legacy industrial to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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morning walk

first time I've been to east Durham coastal walk. did a few miles from Blackball rocks, lots of... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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

1  Thank dramsman
Reviewed 19 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

1  Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 19 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

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 1 June 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

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

1  Thank pandpCalifornia
Reviewed 4 May 2018

It's hard to imagine what Durham's coast used to be like when it was polluted with the spoils of mining and the beaches were black with waste wantonly dumped on them. The hard work of Durham County Council, its partners and the power of nature...More

1  Thank Lancestrian
Reviewed 12 April 2018

A fantastic pat of the country. I have refound this as my son has now gone to University in the North East and we are making semi regular visits with all his kit, books, washing etc!! I used to live in Bishop Auckland many years...More

1  Thank 509Martin
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I get the chance to visit the coast of Durham quite often for work. The views are stunning and some of the beaches are weird and wonderful due to their heritage. But some of the people who use the place are dreadful. the litter and...More

Thank jrgrundy
Reviewed 6 March 2018

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 has it all. Bempton cliffs - puffins and...More

Thank uksharpy
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