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.
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) From the Limekiln Gill car park follow Cotsford Lane until you reach the England Coast Path, take the right-hand footpath which skirts the promontory.
Continue following this footpath (there are numerous) to the footbridge across the stream or the ford if there is no water here.
(1) After the footbridge go through the gap in the wall and turn left.
(2) Follow the footpath down the steps around the top of the cliffs. Continue around the cliffs following Durham Coastal path until you reach a fork in the road.
(3) Follow the left fork to go down to Blackhall Rocks beach and stay on the right-hand fork to continue on the path to Blue House Gill.
(4) At the next junction, here the path veers inland to skirt the deep ravine and the back to the cliff tops. There is a picnic site here. Always keep left following Durham Coastal Path.
(5) Continue to follow the footpath until you reach Crimdon Dene. Here again, the footpath veers inland sharply to skirt the deep ravines.
(6) There are a number of steps here crossing Cross Gill. The path then heads back to the coast skirting a holiday park.
(7) The path here turns into a paved footpath. Continue straight along the path to Crimdon car park. (A)
D : km 0 - alt. 36m - Lime Kiln Gill Car Park/Cotsford Lane
1 : km 0.72 - alt. 6m - Footbridge
2 : km 0.92 - alt. 22m - Gap in Wall
3 : km 1.82 - alt. 38m - Beach Access
4 : km 2.17 - alt. 32m - Blue House Gill
5 : km 4.07 - alt. 18m - Blackhall Rocks Car Park and Picnic Area
6 : km 5.04 - alt. 40m - Crimdon Dene
7 : km 5.78 - alt. 28m - Holiday Park
A : km 6.88 - alt. 28m - Crimdon Car Park
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