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   (1.1 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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  • Whitstable   (0.7 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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    Delightful self-catering holiday cottage just minutes from Tankerton Beach, Whitstable Harbour and a range of local attractions, for home from home holidays.
     
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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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  • Whitstable   (2.3 miles from the centre of Whitstable)
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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

  • Weymouth
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    £160
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    Great value contemporary Weymouth holiday flats just a short walk from the harbour and beach. Free parking, WiFi and restaurants nearby.
     
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  • 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
    Sleeps 4
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    £290
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    Two spacious barn conversions, well equipped and fully furnished to a high standard offering self catering holiday accommodation close to Chesil Beach. Sleep 4.
     
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Accommodation on the Somerset Coast

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    Self catering apartments in Weston-Super-Mare. Ideal for 1-5 guests. The sea front is only a two minute walk. Superb attractions and activities are nearby.
     
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  • Brean Sands
    Sleeps 6
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    £399
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    Modern 2 bedroom holiday caravans ideal for family holidays to Brean Sands. Sofa bed in lounge, modern kitchen. Onsite leisure facilities & entertainment. Bikes for hire. Sleep 6.
     
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Accommodation on the Yorkshire Coast

  • Filey
    Sleeps 4
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    £395
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    First floor apartment in the heart of Filey with elevated views. A short stroll from the beach and local shops. Self Catering essentials provided. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Sleeps 4.
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  • Bridlington
    Sleeps 6
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    Bridlington holiday flats offering accommodation by the coast, including a flat suitable for disabled guests. Each flat includes all you need for a self-catering stay. Sleeps 6.
     
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    Superb family friendly two bedroom waterfront self catering apartment in Whitby. Overlooking the River Esk. Peaceful location, yet just minutes from the Old Town. FREE Wi-Fi
     
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Accommodation on the Northumberland Coast

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    £295
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    Award winning holiday park at Bamburgh close to beautiful beaches & coastline. Great onsite leisure facilities & restaurant. Book online for saver deals
     
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  • Chirnside
    Sleeps 2
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    £233
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    This semi-detached, stone-built cottage converted from a stable block is on the main street of the village of Chirnside and can sleep two people.
     
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  • Seahouses
    Sleeps 6
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    £320
    per week (seasonal) Sleep 1-6
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    Luxury cottages in Seahouses & Beadnell. Families & pets welcome. Free WiFi, private parking & parking permits. Short breaks (3 nights) Sept-March (excl peak periods). Sleep 1-6.
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