Category: Durham

Walks Along Crimdon Beach, Durham

A beach I have walked many a time and in many a weather. Crimdon Beach is one of those joys where you can stretch your legs over a spectacular large sandy beach as well as it being so surprisingly quiet. I did this stretch of coast on my Tyne to Tees walk and that inspired me to come back, time and time again. It is on the the very South of the Durham coast and leads into Hartlepool Headland at the far end if heading from Crimdon. On a clear day you get great views over to the North...

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Beamish Open Air Museum – A Super Break of a Day

A great new day was ahead and whilst staying in Lumley Castle it was time to take in something to do in the area. Well, not far from Chester-le-Street, County Durham was a huge and well reviewed open air museum I had not yet had the pleasure of, Beamish Museum! I have always heard many great things about Beamish Museum but had never got round to it, it was about time I did! Today was the day. The idea was further concreted into my plans via the website of Super Break, a trove of ideas and days out I...

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Lumley Castle – A Spontaneous LateRooms Stay

It was coming up to the weekend and we fancied just getting away for the weekend. Nowhere too far, just away from the trappings of norm. I may travel a lot, and very lucky to do so, but working and writing from home in between can give a little cabin fever. So, lets just go get away, why not. A trip for my own time. I jumped on the LateRooms website to see what they had that was not too far to travel either… Durham was the county I searched and up popped Lumley Castle. Well, why not, lets...

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Tyne To Tees Walk: Easington Colliery to Beyond Crimdon

It was day three of my walk from the River Tyne to the River Tees. The weather had become greyer than the last couple of days but that wasn’t about to spoil the walk at all, nor was it going to spoil the beauty and views. For the first part of this section I had the pleasure of company from former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper and his father. Steve’s father was a former worker at Easington Colliery and thus this whole stretch was the scene of Steve’s childhood. Back then when the pits were in full flow this coast...

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Tyne To Tees Walk: From Nose’s Point to Easington Colliery

New sights and new things to discover. After a lunch pause at the cafe in Seaham Marina it was time to get back on the coastal path. I was on the Tyne to Tees Walk and halfway through day two. So many wonderful scenic miles done and many more to go, wonderful. Heading South out of Seaham it really is no time at all before you come to the stunning Nose’s Point. Ahead as you walk up the outcrop comes into view. Hard to believe this was the site of a colliery even as late as 1991 that employed...

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Tyne to Tees Walk: From Sunderland to Seaham

It was time for a new day on this fabulous walk along the coast from the Tyne to the Tees. The first day was a trove of treasures and history, I was looking forward to the next leg. What would the next morning bring? Well now to head further South, out of Sunderland and back onto the clifftops fill of amazing sea views. It doesn’t take long before you are back out of the City and onto the cliff tops. Open views both inland and out to sea. It was going to be a refreshing day for body and...

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