The Durham Heritage Coast around Easington

The Durham Heritage Coast around Easington

The England Coast Path will be a brand new National Trail all around England's coastline. When completed it will be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world at 2,795 miles long! Wales is also working on a similar project so it’s exciting times for open access to the coastline and great news for keen coastal walkers. Although not quite finished, work is well underway with stretches of the Coast Path in Somerset and Norfolk recently getting the green light and new coast path stretches now open along the Tees Valley/ Durham Heritage Coast in the North East and the Cumbrian Coast in the North West. The Coast Path along the North Kent Coast is currently in progress, with the stretch from Ramsgate to Whitstable open, and the path from Whitstable to Sheerness to Dartford and into central London currently being worked on.

Changes to Open Access

A real trigger in instigating the new England Coast Path National Trail were the new rights of access which came into effect across England in October 2005. It effectively meant we all had a new right of access to explore our coastline. The new National Trail will not only be a walking path, it will also afford access to beaches, cliff-tops and surrounding coastal habitats. Find out more about sections already opened and those opening over the next few years on the National Trails website and Natural England website. New Coastal Access rights also include something called ‘roll back’ which means if the path is eroded, it will be moved back on the new coastline. Some restricted access will apply to sensitive habitats, land owned by the Ministry of Defence and private houses and gardens.

Coastal Stretches Opening in 2015/16

Coastal stretches forecast to open in 2015/16 include the North West’s classic seaside coast from Liverpool in the south up to Barrow-in-Furness in the north, passing Southport and Blackpool en-route. The Coast Path running along the magnificent Northumberland Heritage Coast will open in 2015/16 – this stretch takes in iconic landmarks such as Holy Island and some of Britain’s most beautiful seascapes at Amble, Alnmouth and Druridge Bay.

Accommodation in Whitstable

  • Whitstable   (0.2 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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    Charming Victorian cottage by the sea in Whitstable accommodating families of up to 6. Garden and patio with BBQ. Free on street parking and Wi-Fi access throughout.
     
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  • Whitstable   (0.2 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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    Spacious, contemporary Whitstable holiday cottage, situated near a working harbour with easy access to local beaches and attractions. Sleeps up to six guests.
     
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  • Whitstable   (2.3 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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    Beautiful Kent country cottage ideal for exploring both Canterbury & Whitstable. Large decked patio area, modern kitchen, double bedroom & sofa bed. Wi-Fi & parking.
     
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  • Whitstable   (0.3 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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    £470
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    Seaside themed Whitstable holiday home for families. Free parking, Wi-Fi and close to the beach. Pets welcome and short breaks available. Sleeps 4.
     
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Accommodation on the Coast of West Dorset

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    Three delightful holiday properties in Lyme Regis ideal for relaxing breaks to the Jurassic Coast. Stunning sea-views, parking & Wi-Fi. Short breaks off peak. Sleep up to 3 or 4.
     
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  • Lyme Regis
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    Delightful cottage in Lyme Regis with beautiful sea views. Perfect for Jurassic Coast touring with free parking. Ideal romantic breaks or family holidays. Sleeps 2+2
     
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  • Portland
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    £315
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    Luxury cottage on the Isle of Portland with stunning open plan living space, enclosed private patio garden, parking, free WiFi & pets welcome. A perfect romantic retreat. Sleeps 2.
     
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Accommodation on the Somerset Coast

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    Award winning bed and breakfast in Somerset. Comfortable rooms, hearty breakfasts, wi-fi, off road secure parking. Spa treatments. Dog friendly rooms available. 5 mins to beaches.
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    Comfortable self catering holiday apartments in the centre of Dunster on the High Street with views over the Dunster Deer Park. Great base for exploring the area.
     
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  • Williton
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    Grade II Listed coaching inn at Williton, between Exmoor & the Quantocks, close to the Somerset Coast. Five en-suite rooms, Full English Breakfast, pub meals, real ales & parking.
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Accommodation on the Yorkshire Coast

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    Cosy family B&B in Sleights near Whitby. 3 guest rooms (2 en-suite). Off-street parking. Ideal for cyclists, bikers and visitors to North York Moors, railway and Yorkshire Coast.
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    Peaceful touring caravan park within 30 acres of woodland at Egton village set in the North York Moors National Park, six miles west from Whitby.
     
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    Beautifully modernised Victorian guest house on Scarborough's North Bay with free WiFi and parking, award-winning breakfasts, evening meals & stylish double/ twin en-suite rooms.
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Accommodation on the Northumberland Coast

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
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    5 Star Gold B&B in Berwick upon Tweed, a beautiful Georgian townhouse on the riverside with 3 luxury en-suite rooms, free WiFi and award-winning breakfasts. Stunning river views.
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  • Chathill
    Sleeps 4
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    £627
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    Luxuriously appointed two bedroom Northumberland cottage with lawn garden, parking, shower room, dishwasher, washer/ dryer & Freeview TV. Short breaks. Dog friendly.
     
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  • Beadnell
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    £247
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    This detached cottage is situated in Beadnell, Northumberland and sleeps two people.
     
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