welcome new safety warnings on Brean Down
warning signs have been introduced on Brean Down by the National
Trust following a series of dog deaths on the steep cliffs.
reported earlier this
month how pet owners had stepped up their calls for improved
warnings following five deaths this year.
Andy Mayled, the National Trust's General Manager for the Somerset
Countryside, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "We have
put new signs up warning of the dangers, but it is rugged open
countryside and, as such, there are risks involved."
going onto clifftop paths needs to be aware of the danger and
to take appropriate care so they can enjoy their time in the countryside
recent incident involving the death of a dog at the cliffs at
Brean Down is a tragedy for all involved."
would urge all dog owners to take proper care and keep their dogs
under close control while on the cliff top paths."
dog owner, John Sanders, who regularly walks his pet on the Down,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "The prominent new signs
are very welcome - I just hope that dog owners head the warnings."
decision to introduce the extra signs on the steps up the Down
come after a series of deaths. We reported
in March how Bath couple Lorraine and Jonathan Hawkins recovered
the dead body of their greyhound cross whippet at the base of
the cliffs near Brean Down Fort. Also, a Springer died in April,
while another animal had a lucky
escape the same month when it tumbled down the cliffs.