Coast Path through Somerset closes after landslip
using the England Coast Path between Burnham-On-Sea and Watchet
are being advised that a section of the path has been closed by
week's stormy weather caused a section of cliff at St Audries
Bay to fall away.
County Council says it's working with landowners and in liaison
with Natural England to agree a new route as soon as possible.
the meantime, there is an inland alternative available by following
other footpaths and part of the West Somerset Coast Path between
Doniford and East Quantoxhead.
John Woodman, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member with
responsibility for Rights of Way, said: "Our coast path is
a fantastic asset which is enjoyed by thousands of local people
and tourists every year."
do happen and this decision to close the path has not been taken
lightly. Please be assured we're working hard to find an alternative
route as soon as possible."
the same route there is a winter diversion at Steart Point to protect
sensitive wildlife, and a diversion is in force near Hinkley Point
until 2019 to allow 'land management operations' to take place.