This area provides you with information about things to see and do on the Durham Heritage Coast.
More information on events on the coast is available in events section.
For information on walking please see out walking information page.
There is an extensive cycle route through the Heritage Coast that not only forms part of the national cycle route but also the North Sea Cycle route. Please checkout the North Sea Cycle route website.
The area is bounded by the North Sea on one side into which a number of remarkable and picturesque denes make their way. The traffic free linear route which forms its inland perimeter is a clear north/south corridor route linking Ryhope at its northern end with the village of Hart to the south. These are routes 1 & 14 of the National Cycle Route and key connections between Teeside and Wearside while northward it continues into Tyneside.
There are several good viewing points of interest for bird watchers, particularly during the autumn migration. These include Dawdon Blast Beach, Castle Eden Denemouth, Blackhall Rocks and Crimdon Dene. Two of the most significant species of bird are the little tern and the purple sandpiper INCA website link.