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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

Target
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.

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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.

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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 :).

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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 :).

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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.

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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 :).

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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.

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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.

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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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Blackhall Rocks Nature Reserve

peterhinton 09/04/2021
rebeccabeasley 18/03/2020
HLT01 08/04/2021
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