April 20, 2011
National Trust issues warning after dog killed in Brean Down cliff
National Trust has this week issued a fresh safety warning to
dog owners using Brean Down after an animal was killed in a fall
down the steep cliffs at the weekend.
incident saw a Jack Russell terrier plunge to its death, prompting
a renewed warning from the Trust.
Trust spokesman Allan King told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
is an awful thing to happen and we would appeal to all dog owners
to take extra care when using the cliff top paths."
should be kept under close control or on a lead to prevent accidents
like this happening."
trust introduced a number of new warning signs last summer, including
the one pictured above next to the steps leading up the Down,
after six dogs were killed last year alone.
put up the signs up warning of the dangers, but it is rugged open
countryside and, as such, there are risks involved," added
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 last April.