Crimdon Dene – May 2020


Date: 16th May 2020
Start time: 10 am
Distance: 10 miles
Difficulty: Difficult (distance)

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Crimdon Dene

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The Crimdon Dene Walk was suggested by John, one of our walkers.  He runs this route and thought it would be a good walk too.  It’s a circular route from Crimdon, along the coast, into Castle Eden Dene and back to the start along a disused railway line.


Hills: General - AscentKey1-98x27 Some small hills
Distance: General - DistanceKey2-98x27 Medium-long distance
Grade: General - GradeKey2-98x27 Difficult (distance)
Map: General - 306-MiddlesbroughHartlepool-Map-thumb  General - 308-DurhamSunderland-Map-thumb
This walk is on OS maps 306 Middlesbrough and Hartlepool and 308 Durham and Sunderland.  Click on map image to buy this map.
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The start

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We start at Crimdon Beach Car Park and follow the Coast Path along the coast to Blackhall Colliery.  If we are lucky we might even get to walk on the beach for part of it.

Castle Eden Dene

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Just after Blackhall Colliery we will turn inland into Castle Eden Dene.  This is one of the gems of this area.  The Dene is a nature reserve and has over 450 different species of plants.  It is the largest semi-natural area of woodland in the region.  It is part of what used to be the wildwood that covered most of britain.

We will walk through much of the Dene before leaving the it towards Castle Eden village.  From here we cross fields to reach a disused railway.

Back to Crimdon

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The railway is now the Haswell to Hart Countryside Walkway.  We follow this back to Crimdon Dene and walk back down to the Beach car park.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Julie and Martin x


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This shows the start location for this walk.
Nearest postcode: TS27 4DW
OS Grid Reference: NZ 48277 37184
Parking: Crimdon Beach Car Park is of the A1086 Hartlepool Road and just past the caravan park.