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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  • Whitstable   (0.3 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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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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  • 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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Holiday Parks in Hartlepool

  • Near Hartlepool   (3.7 miles from the centre of Hartlepool)
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Accommodation on the Coast of West Dorset

  • Weymouth
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    £179
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    A wide range of quality Dorset Coastal Cottages. Choose from family coastal cottages or romantic country retreats. Excellent facilities, well furnished. Pet friendly properties.
     
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  • Weymouth
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    £360
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    Charming 2 bedroom cottage near Fleet Lagoon & Chesil Beach, 4 miles from Weymouth with a cosy log fire, free WiFi, a large garden and private patio. Village pub nearby. Sleeps 5.
     
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  • Lyme Regis
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    Spectacular period house within its own secluded grounds, situated just west of Lyme Regis with 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Cinema & Games Room. 4 poster bedroom. Private beach.
     
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Accommodation on the Somerset Coast

  • Dunster
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    £519
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    Charming 17th Century thatched cottage in Dunster with three bedrooms, electric wood burner effect stove, small courtyard garden & well equipped kitchen. 3 dogs welcome.
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  • Dunster
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    £425
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    Delightful character cottage in Dunster with feature fireplace, courtyard garden, washing machine, Freeview TV & nearby free parking. Older children accepted. 2 dogs at extra fee.
     
  • Weston-super-Mare
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    £25
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    Friendly sea front hotel in Weston-Super-Mare. 11 ensuite rooms with B&B & half board. Restaurant & bar offering entertainment for the whole family. Overlooks the beach.
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Accommodation on the Yorkshire Coast

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    Caravan and camping park located in a tranquil moorland valley within the North Yorkshire Moors. Close to Whitby and Scarborough. Static caravan available for a family. Free Wi-Fi
     
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    £250
    Per week, seasonal (Mar to Nov) Sleeps 8
     
    Filey caravan on the Haven Blue Dolphin Holiday Park with access to all on-site leisure facilities. Parking. Families welcome. No booking fee payable. Sleeps 8.
     
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    £490
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    Elegant cottage at Croft Farm in Ruswarp village, 5 minutes' drive from Whitby with WiFi, parking, digital TV & open gas fire. Short stroll from village inn/amenities. Sleeps 6.
     
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Accommodation on the Northumberland Coast

  • Seahouses
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    £70
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    Fantastic Seahouses Hotel with en-suite rooms, private parking and free Wi-Fi. Double, family and disabled rooms. Bar and restaurant. Ideal for walking, fishing and golfing breaks.
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  • Newbiggin by the Sea
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    Family friendly holiday park at Newbiggin by the Sea with direct beach access & use of the leisure facilities at nearby Sandy Bay holiday park. Wi-Fi service. Dog friendly.
     
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    Beautiful barn conversion in the Scottish Borders near Duns and Berwick, 1 of 3 cottages available separately or together. Private courtyard garden, parking. WiFi and rural views.
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