This section of the England Coast Path/Durham Heritage Coast Path is another rural section which covers several denes creating an undulating walk along dirt footpaths.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) Begin this walk at the Easington Colliery Car Park near the Pit Cage Monument.
(1) Walk under the railway tunnel. When you exit the tunnel, go straight forward and walk around the footpath which follows the cliff top. This will turn right and head back to the railway line along the top of Fox Holes Dene/ (There is an alternative path which follows the railway.)
(2) Turn left, the path skirts the railway line for a short distance and then turns left and follows the top of the ravine back to the cliff tops.
(3) The path turns inland at Warren House Gill then back out to the cliff tops. The path here skirts Horden Grasslands Nature Reserve but keep following the cliff.
(4) The path then turns inland again around Whitesides Gill and then crosses a footbridge at Black hills Gill.
(5) Continue walking along the cliff top pausing at the Little Tern Sculpture. After the sculpture, the path turns inland on your right around Limekiln Gill. Continue walking up Cotsford Lane to Limekiln Car Park or into Cotsford itself to catch a bus or train back to the beginning of the walk. (A)
D : km 0 - alt. 55m - Easington Colliery Car Park
1 : km 0.16 - alt. 50m - Tunnel Under Railway
2 : km 1.3 - alt. 45m - Fox Holes Dene
3 : km 3.05 - alt. 30m - Warren House Gill
4 : km 4.15 - alt. 36m - Blackhills Gill
5 : km 5.2 - alt. 32m - Little Tern Sculpture
A : km 5.66 - alt. 35m - Lime Kiln Gill Car Park/Cotsford Lane
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This section of the England Coast Path continues down the rural areas of County Durham ending at Crimdon passing through Castle Eden Dene and Crimdon Dene finishing at a popular holiday park. There are nature reserves and rock formations to explore along with long sandy beaches and sand dunes. This section has some steep inclines and steps and is therefore not accessible.
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Easy walk around Wingate area. Look out for the Miner's Trail sculptures.
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