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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 January 2006, 14:43 GMT
Cash opens up region's coastline
East Durham coastline
County Durham has some of the UK's most beautiful coastline
Hundreds of thousands of pounds is being spent to improve access to County Durham's spectacular coastline.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded 343,000 to be spent on the Durham Heritage Coast.

It is for an area known as Nose's Point, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), near the former Dawdon Colliery and Seaham Harbour Railhead.

The cash will be used to create paths and cycle ways, and to promote environmental projects.

The site offers spectacular views northwards to the Port of Seaham and south across Blast Beach from Nose's Point, making it one of the most dramatic viewing points on the coast.

In addition, the cash will be used to create a footbridge and a new visitor centre as a gateway to the coastline.

Efforts will also be made to tackle fly tipping and anti-social behaviour in the area.

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