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

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  • Faversham   (2.7 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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    Affordable modern Travelodge hotel just 5 miles from Canterbury, ideal for exploring Kent with family and double rooms, free parking for 40 cars, WiFi and petrol station adjacent.
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    Canterbury hotel offers discount room rates from £25! Clean, comfortable en-suite accommodation for a cheap budget holiday in Canterbury.
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  • Whitstable   (0.3 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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    Holiday cottage in Whistable near the town's shops and restaurants, a lovely cottage for relaxing with public parking nearby and short breaks available. Sleeps 4.
     
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Accommodation on the Coast of West Dorset

  • Portland
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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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    Weymouth B&B hotel with sea views, located right on the beach. Wide range of rooms available. Full English breakfasts daily. Friendly, informal service. Call direct for best rates.
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    Classic period B&B on the Isle of Portland, built in 1710 with elegant guest rooms including four poster rooms. A romantic retreat on the Jurassic Coast. Close to sailing academy.
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Accommodation on the Somerset Coast

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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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  • Weston-super-Mare
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    Welcoming 5 bedroom guest accommodation in Weston Super Mare set close to the local amenities. Excellent breakfast, free Wi-Fi, suite for extra special stays. Dog friendly.
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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

  • Scarborough
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    Family run 3 Star awarded guest house with spectacular views overlooking North Bay, cosy bar, children welcome (at reduced rates).Bed & Breakfast. Private parking.
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    Family friendly camping & holiday park near Whitby at Robin Hood's Bay with electric & non-electric pitches available. Luxury wash-rooms, laundry room, kid's play area. No groups.
     
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    Peaceful touring caravan park at Robin Hood's Bay with luxury wash room facilities, electric hook-ups, kid's play area & The Great Griddler mobile Takeaway. Onsite laundry.
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Accommodation on the Northumberland Coast

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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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  • Beadnell
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    Sleeping two people in one bedroom, this single storey property is in the centre of Beadnell village, close to the large sandy beach.
     
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  • Beadnell
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    This 18th century, stone built, pet friendly cottage for 6 people is just a minute's walk from the harbour and beach of Beadnell Bay, part of Northumberland's Heritage Coast and...
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