Seaham is a lively harbour town with strong links to its past. The parish Church of St Mary the Virgin has its roots in the 7th Century and is one of only 20 surviving pre-Viking churches in the country. Mining heritage is evident throughout Seaham with links to the third Marquess of Londonderry, who built the harbour for the shipping of coal from local collieries. Lord Byron also made Seaham his home for a short period after marrying Anna Isabella Millbanke in 1815. Her father Sir Ralph Millbanke, MP for County Durham and a significant landowner built Seaham Hall in 1791.
This walk provides opportunities to explore Seaham and the Marina where there are a number of places to have a coffee or a meal or simply enjoy the view with an ice cream. Cafés, bars and small shops are plentiful along North Terrace and the Marina. Church Street and Byron Place have a range of high street stores and traditional shops
Preparing for the walk
Please take care on this walk. It is advisable to wear walking shoes/boots as the routes could become muddy in places. Be prepared for changing weather conditions and wear or carry appropriate clothing and a map. Our coastal village walk leaflets have been designed as a guide to help you in your discovery and exploration of the Durham Coast with routes linked to the England Coast Path National Trail
Starting point Start/finish: Seaham Harbour Marina, SR7 7EE Grid reference: NZ432495 Length: 5km Time: Approximately 1½ hours
|Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|