Gangster Grasslands

Stunning grassland on the Durham coast that is managed as part of our Magnficient Grasslands project in the area.   Did you know that the beaches on this stretch of coastline were immortalized in the 1971 gangster movie “Get Carter” starring Michael Caine?   Now cleaned up, the beaches used to be known as the black beaches of Durham because of the coal waste that was dumped on them by local collieries.


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The Grasslands Trust is the only national UK charity that focuses entirely on saving grasslands that are valuable because they are rich in wildlife, history, or for other reasons.
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