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Coastal Footpath

 
The coastal footpath stretches from Seaham to Crimdon and is 12 miles long, Horden forms part of the route. After many years of being spoiled by colliery waste, the footpaths and beaches were restored in the late 1990's as part of the turning the tide project.  It is now possible to have pleasant walks here, either on all or part of the route.
 
The coastal footpath has recently been renovated and had new footpaths, information signs, seats and  sculptures added.
 
 

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The railway bridge, this road leads to the coastal footpath and beach.

 

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Information sign.

 

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This path leads to Horden beach.  The route on the left of the photo  leads to the coastal footpath.

 

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A south facing view from the coastal footpath.

 

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Modern sculpture.

 

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A couple of close up photos for you.

 

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Seating next to the sculpture.

 

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Another south facing view.   This spot on the beach attracts fishermen and competitions are often held here.

 

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South Horden and allotments as seen from the coastal footpath.

 

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The footpath heading north.  You can see neighbouring Easington in the background.

 

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A North facing view from the coastal footpath.  The large hill in the distance is Beacon hill.  It got its name because it was used in olden days to light bonfires to warn of invaders.  It was used during the Spanish Armada.

 

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This path leads to Horden beach.  You have to go down here and back up the cliffs to continue onto the coastal footpath.

 

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More seating for tired legs!

 

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The route to the coastal footpath and the beach from the allotments.

 

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This photo was taken from the same spot as the one above it.  It leads to the allotments and south Horden.

 

Denemouth and Castle Eden Dene can be joined from Horden beach and the coastal footpath for more pleasant walks.  For a full review of the coastal footpath and many more walks go to the Don Burluraux site links on the links page.



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