Explore the colourful and dramatic landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands. A truly stunning location, the Heritage Coast is recognised internationally for its rare plants and wildlife. Follow the coastal path that runs along much of the coast leading you through a colourful mosaic of grasslands, wildflowers, flora and fauna, through areas of natural, historical and geological interest. Enjoy spectacular views along the coastline and out across the sea as the North Sea air blows away the cobwebs. The limestone grasslands of the cliff tops are one of the UK's most protected habitats and home to unique and varied wildlife. Inland from the coast are hidden denes containing remnants of ancient yew and ash woodland. The largest is the picturesque Castle Eden Dene, a National Nature Reserve with 550 acres of natural woodland and 12 miles of footpaths. A peaceful and tranquil place, it is home to over 450 species of plants and wild flowers, many of which are typical of ancient woodlands that date back to pre-medieval times. Seaham is a lively harbour town on Durham’s Heritage Coast and is home to one of the oldest churches in the country and an award-winning spa hotel.
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Durham, United Kingdom
Sunday, 16th 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. Read full review
Sunderland, United Kingdom
A cliff top walk
Saturday, 1st September 2018
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... Read full review
How far do you want to walk? You can!
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... Read full review
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