Seaham and Beacon Point via Durham Coastal Path

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Seaham and Beacon Point via Durham Coastal Path is a 6.3 kilometer loop trail located near Seaham, Durham, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 6.3 km Elevation Gain: 129 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

beach

partially paved

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wildlife

A circular coastal walk close to the town of Seaham in County Durham. The walk begins just south of the town at Nose’s Point, once the site of a colliery but now a beautiful nature reserve, and takes in a beautiful stretch of the Durham Heritage Coast. You will enjoy a range of geological features including a couple of lovely beaches, flower-rich chalk grasslands, a chalk sea stack and a deep woodland gorge. Within the woodland gorge you will enjoy a fine view of an impressive viaduct and the remains of old lime kilns. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way including sea birds on the cliffs and deer, woodpeckers and tree creepers within the woodland. The walk has several steady gradients throughout plus a couple of short steeper sections. If follows a mixture of cliff-edge paths (so take care with children and dogs), grass meadow paths and woodland paths. Some parts can become muddy and some narrow sections that can be a little overgrown. You will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates and some flights of steps but there are no stiles or livestock on route. Dogs are welcome on the route and the beaches throughout the year. Allow 2 hours.

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rocky
4 months ago

What a lovely walk this is!! Bit confused that they say it’s a loop because the far end of it isn’t you just walk back on yourself. But still I would do this walk again as there are so many little paths that lead off of it to explore next time. Stunning views even on a rainy day. Walked with 3 dogs all off lead the whole time. We walked on the beach for the first part (not the actual route) and had to literally climb up to the path. If you don’t mind heights I would recommend doing this.

8 months ago

Really scenic walk

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