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Blackhall Rocks Nature Reserve

Hartlepool, TS27 4AT

Explore beautiful the cliffs, beach, and caves on Durham's unique coastline in this digital treasure hunt.

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3 kms

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60 mins

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Begin in the Blackhall Rocks car park, just beyond the large wooden sign.
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Restoring Durham's Coast
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Look for a small black plaque on a rock by the path, close by the car park.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

What is the name of the project to restore the Durham Coast (3 word)?
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The cliffs and coastal area feature natural exposures of reef-limestone, set down 250 million years ago.

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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Great Grasslands
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Continue along the path towards the sea. Look for an information board by the top of the cliffs.
Durham is the only place where what kind of rock is exposed at the coast (2 words)?
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Enjoy the view but remember to stay on the paths and be cautious of steep cliff faces.

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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How many miles?
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Turn left and continue along the clifftop path keeping the sea to your right. Keep an eye out for the wooden markers by the path.
Find the half marathon-marker that states 11 miles. What colour is the bridge on the marker artwork? (Yes, we've greyscaled the photo).
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54.7445439
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Don't worry, you don't have to go 11 miles :).

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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To The Beach
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Continue along the path until you reach the steps down to the beach. Look for an information board.
In what small bodies of water can you see the fossils of algae that lived here 250 million years ago?
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54.745956
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There are no Huntee markers on the beach but it's certainly worth exploring. The target time for this Huntee allows for at least 15 minutes on the beach :).

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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Coastal Path Marker
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Continue along the clifftop path keeping the sea on your right, until you come to a fork in the path close to a wooden marker.
What is the full name for the half marathon route that passes this way?
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54.747160
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The Durham Coast Half Marathon starts at Nose’s Point, Seaham and ends at Crimdon Dene. More information can be found on the National Trust website.

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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Bridleway Gate
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Turn left at the fork and walk away from the sea. Walk past a pond on your left until you reach a swing gate.
What material is the swing gate made from?
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54.746072
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Okay, we know it wasn't a good question... but there's not much to work from at this point :).

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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Bridleway Benches
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Head through the gate and turn left to walk along the bridleway.
After a short walk you'll find some benches by path. How many benches are in this place by the bridleway?
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54.744696
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Have a quick rest if you want, but you're on the final straight.

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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Bridleway End
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Continue along the bridleway until you reach a small road. Look for a blue/green sign on a fence.
According to the sign who manages Blackhall Rocks Nature Reserve (2 words)?
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54.741973
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If you want to help look after the countryside there are many volunteering opportunities available on the Countryside Service website. This area is also managed my the Durham Wildlife Trust.

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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Back to the Start
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Turn left and follow the road to the car park. Be aware of traffic.
How many picnic benches are by the car park?
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54.741457
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Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust owns and manages 35 nature reserves throughout County Durham covering an area of almost 800 hectares, providing special places for you, for wildlife and for future generations.

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