Walk Exploring Horden

Join our experienced National Trust and SeaScapes Walk Leader volunteers Janet and Steven for a walk exploring Horden and the surrounding area. This walk is an opportunity to learn about the history, heritage and nature of the area.

This walk is around 4miles/6.5km, and should take around 2.5 hours to complete. It is advisable to wear walking shoes/boots as the routes could become muddy in places. Be prepared for changing weather conditions and wear or carry appropriate clothing. Please bring a drink and a packed lunch.

“Horden is a former coal mining village situated on the coast of County Durham. Although coal mining dominated the village for almost 90 years the village’s past can be traced back to medieval times. Old maps show very few settlements in and around Horden with Cotsford Farm and Horden Hall probably being the oldest link to the village’s past.

“The name Horden may well be derived from the Danish Yoden meaning Yew Dene. Denes and Gills are an important feature on the Durham Coast: carved from retreating glaciers during the last ice age they provide an important woodland habitat for a diverse range of plants and animals. Horden is surrounded by denes, from Warren House Gill in the north through to Ash Gill, Whitesides Gill, Blackhills Gill, Limekiln Gill and Castle Eden Dene in the south.”

Event Details

Date: 26th May 2024

Cost: FREE

Horden Colliery Heritage Centre

Welfare Park
Park Road
County Durham

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Time: 14:00-16:30