safety warning after two
dogs tumble down cliffs on Brean Down
National Trust has issued a fresh safety warning to dog owners
using Brean Down after two animals tumbled down the cliffs and
had to be rescued over the weekend.
Trust staff scrambled down the rockface near Brean Fort on Sunday
morning (March 18th) to help a dog owner reach his stranded Alsatian.
managed to reach the animal and pull it up on a tarpaulin, but
sadly it had two broken legs," the Trust's Jason Harmer told
serves as another reminder about the need to keep dogs on leads,
well away from the cliff edges, when walking on the Down,"
were called to help just before mid-day, the second time they
have been called to Brean Down in 48 hours.
on Friday that a spaniel had gone missing on Friday afternoon,
prompting the owner to raise the alarm. Coastguards conducted
a search of the cliffs amid concern the owner would risk his own
safety by attempting to reach the animal. The dog was found safely
2010, the National Trust introduced several new signs on Brean
Down, as pictured above, as we reported here,
warning dog owners about the dangers of the steep cliffs following
a series of incidents in which dogs were killed.
A warning sign on Brean Down and, above, Burnham Coastguards on
the Down this weekend