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Hotels in Durham for Active Breaks

30 April 2012

Hotels in Durham for Active Breaks

Booking to stay in hotels in Durham brings with it a number of exciting outdoor activities. Situated within the north east of England, the historic city has some beautiful countryside and coastal areas on its doorstep and to experience it at its best, there are a variety of activities you can be a part of. Whether it’s cycling through Hamsterley Forest, strolling alongside the heritage coast or swinging from high ropes in its top adventure park, there is an activity for everyone. Hotels in Durham provide the ideal base from which to venture further afield into the countryside and indulge in these exhilarating activities.

Walking and Biking in Durham

Durham’s countryside offers fantastic opportunities for walkers and cyclists of all levels. The best way to discover the true beauty of this region is on foot and a great place to start is at Durham’s Heritage Coast. Amongst the stunning landscape of beaches, cliffs and grasslands, you can enjoy many different walking routes. The cliff top coastal route is one of the best and a real treat for nature lovers. Rich in wild flora and fauna, walkers will be at the heart of one of England’s most protected natural habitats.

Those staying in hotels in Durham can also enjoy a number of excellent cycle routes. In the Durham Dales, Hamsterley Forest has a mix of easy and peaceful trails or long and challenging routes. Off road riders love it here with all the four-cross and downhill mountain bike courses available.

Hotels in Durham for Adventure

If you’re looking for something a bit different whilst staying in hotels in Durham, the city has a wide choice of exhilarating adventure sports to take part in. Beamish Wild is a great day out if what you’re looking for combines a woodland Adventure Park and High Ropes Course! There are also den building activities and a spiders web to climb and you can even try your hand at archery.

If that’s not enough, Peterlee Parachute Centre will allow you to see the area from a whole other perspective, freefalling 3,000 ft.! Being the only skydiving centre in north eastern England, it is an absolute must whilst you’re staying here! There are loads more thrilling experiences to be had in the area and staying in hotels in Durham will allow you to take advantage of them all!

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