Dene Open Walk

Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

Parish Clerk: Lesley Swinbank MBA, Fellow ILCM

Springwell House, Spring Lane, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429


Hawthorn Dene Walk


Guided walk through Hawthorn Dene with Chris Jones from Durham Wildlife Trust

Date for 2018 to be confirmed.


Thanks to all who joined us together with Chris from Durham Wildlife Reserves Officer on a guided walk through the beautiful woodland of Hawthorn Dene. ( A thanks also to those who helped with the refreshments beforehand in the community centre.)

April is a wonderful time for a woodland walk . The trees are beginning to come into leaf , the birds are in full song and many spring woodland plants have started to appear.




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Hawthorn is a small rural parish situated in the North East of England.

Hawthorn is an attractive rural village set in the Durham landscape between Seaham and Easington with the North Sea forming its eastern boundary.


The parish boundaries are about 1.5 miles apart north to south and approximately 4 miles apart East to West. There are 200 houses and the population is c. 400.


The Durham coastal footpath traverses the Eastern boundary of the village, whilst the old village centre is a designated Conservation Area. In addition there is an attractive coastal dene between the village and the sea and which contains many walks.


The village contains a beautiful small church built in 1865 and a very popular pub the Stapylton Arms It also has a thriving community centre with a varied programme of events for the residents.