Dorset South West Coast path landslip


Dorset’s South West Coast path at St Oswald’s Bay remains open after a landslip near Durdle Door.

John Hayes, senior ranger for Dorset County Council, said:

“Dorset has 100 miles of the 630-mile South West Coast Path National Trail. Sections of the path are prone to periodic closure following landslips. When this happens we put a temporary diversion in place.

But the path itself remains open. We would just urge people to avoid the cliffs and rock falls along the coast and to take notice of any warning signs that are in place.”
Richard Edmonds, earth science manager for the Jurassic Coast Team added:

“Coastal erosion is happening all the time along the Jurassic Coast. Our advice, as always, is to take care and stay away from the cliffs.”

For information about closures and diversions please visit the South West Coast Path Team website at:

May 12, 2013 |

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