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   (0.7 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   (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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Holiday Parks in Hartlepool

  • Near Hartlepool   (3.7 miles from the centre of Hartlepool)
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    £194
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Accommodation on the Coast of West Dorset

  • West Dorset Coast
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    £919
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    Beautiful Grade II listed 3 bedroom holiday cottage near West Bay with 2 bathrooms, a wood burner, enclosed garden, Wi-Fi, travel cot, high chair & parking for one car. No pets.
     
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  • Near Seaton
    Sleeps 4
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    £666
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    Stunning Victorian stone cottage in Axmouth close to River Cottage HQ with a charming enclosed garden, patio, short breaks, WiFi and all modern comforts. Jurassic Coast 1 mile.
     
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  • West Dorset Coast
    Sleeps 6
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    £986
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    Luxury Salway Ash self-catering cottage providing light, airy and modern accommodation within 42-acre grounds, including a private garden. WiFi and parking included.
     
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Accommodation on the Somerset Coast

  • Lympsham
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    Family friendly accessible farm cottage near Weston super Mare with an on-site children's playground, games room & lovely views. Pets welcome and parking. Sleeps 4.
     
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    West Country farm cottage near Weston super Mare perfect for families with an on-site playground, games room and bike storage. Pet friendly and wheelchair accessible. Sleeps 4.
     
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Accommodation on the Yorkshire Coast

  • Bridlington
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    £28
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    Friendly licensed Bridlington hotel only 50 yards from the Spa and South Beach with bar, evening meals and hearty cooked breakfasts. All en-suite rooms. Pet and family friendly.
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  • Littlebeck
    Sleeps 10
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    £1,357
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    Fabulous detached farmhouse in the heart of the North York Moors, 2 miles from Sleights and 15 minutes from the coast with parking, WiFi, Sky TV & 5 bedrooms. Fully fitted kitchen.
     
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    £919
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
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    Fabulous cottage at Whitby lighthouse, single storey with enclosed garden and patio, amazing sea views, cot and highchair. Beach within 15 minutes. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
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Accommodation on the Northumberland Coast

  • Chathill
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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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  • Seahouses
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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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  • 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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