A coastline waiting to be explored…
From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England.
The coastal path that runs along much of the coast leads you through a wonderful mosaic of great natural, historical and geological interest with dramatic views along the coastline and out across the North Sea, an area rich in shallow bays and headlands with yellow Magnesian Limestone cliffs. Click on the ‘Walking The Coast’ image of leaflets on the right to download a copy of the Heritage Coastal Footpath walk from Hendon to Hartlepool Headland or for any of our shorter circular walks along the heritage coastline.
Latest News – Easington Colliery Footpaths
Easington Colliery Local Nature reserve has benefitted from funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and now has a new network of footpaths running across the former colliery site. More information here
Beach Care – Get Involved!
Further information on local beach cleans and how you can get involved is on our beach clean page.
HLF Seascape News
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that it has awarded a major new grant to benefit the very special coastline and communities of South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool – visit our Seascape section for more information on this exciting project and to get involved!
Take a look at the breathtaking views along a very special coastline. Watch a video of how the coast has changed or download one of our many publications so you can come and explore the area for yourself.
Listen to coastal viewpoints, soundbites of what makes the coast so special to local people
Information on Coast Watch on our Heritage Coastline in conjunction with Durham Constabulary and Northumbria Police (clicking on your relevant Police Authority area will take you to Coast Watch information and news in your locality).