From Coastline to Countryside
Top Dog Walking Spots on the Durham Heritage Coastline
Boasting a seamless blend of countryside and coast, and located just moments away from picturesque Seaham Beach, look no further than Seaham Hall for your perfect location from which to explore the Durham Heritage Coastline.
Soon to be welcoming pups, our spacious Garden Suites are the ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing break in Durham with their four-legged friends. Whilst dogs will love bounding out of the large sliding French doors to the private garden, you can enjoy chilling out in the hot tub!
With countryside and coast just on the doorstep, we’ve rounded-up some of the best scenic spots from which to start your journey along the Heritage Coast - from country park meanders, to woodland walks, to waterside strolls, so that you can explore this blissful part of North East England with total ease.
The famous Durham Heritage Coastal Walk offers a fantastic 11 mile walking path from north to south, starting from Seaham and ending in Crimdon, with local hotspots and quaint seaside villages along the way to explore and enjoy. Delight in exploring the beautiful moorlands and grasslands at Pow Hill, on your journey toward the colourful and dramatic landscapes of the Heritage Coast. You might even have the chance to spot a neighbouring red squirrel, bird or butterfly!
Overlooking Derwent Reservoir, Pow Hill is the perfect scenic spot to enjoy a peaceful picnic. Heather moorland coniferous woodland surrounds you in this idyllic country park, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) - an accolade only given to the best wildlife habitats.
Amble down the local lanes and paths of Beamish Woods Circular Walk, a circular walk that starts from Causey village. Catch a glimpse of the oldest existing single arch railway bridge, Causey Arch. Couple this with a visit to the famous open-air museum of Beamish, which does welcome dogs, for a deep dive into North East history and culture.
At Seaham Beach, children will be entertained by racing across the soft stretch of sand and splashing about in the waves that lap the shore’s rocky waterline, where rock pools and sandcastles are a plenty. Stop at the Lookout Café for a spot of lunch with a view, or head into town to visit the Heritage and Lifeboat Centre for a fascinating insight into the destination’s maritime history.
Whether it be a weekend break or mid-week escape, Seaham Hall is a sanctuary by the sea for solo travellers, couples and families alike to relax and recharge after a day exploring the 37 acres of surrounding countryside and beaches.