The Durham Heritage Coast Partnership provides strategic management for the Durham Coastal Zone. Nose’s Point, Dawdon, acts as a gateway site and is a prominent headland, used waste tipping during the coal era.
The attraction of the site is characterised by stunning coastal views and its botanical and geological uniqueness recognised by SPA, NNR, SSSI and LNR designations associated with Magnesian limestone grasslands.
The challenge has been to design proposals that respect the dramatic wilderness of the site, provide robust solutions in an area vulnerable to vandalism, whilst improving access and meeting interpretation objectives. The project has provided a major opportunity to work with the internationally recognised artist Alec Findlay.
Winner: County Durham Environment Awards, Natural Environment and Countryside Management Category.
One of the sites contributing to Durham Heritage Coast, Overall National Winner UK Landscape Awards 2012