Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Coastal Path Collapses between Durdle Door and Lulworth

By Emma Harrington

Photo: Martime & Coastguard Agency
A large section of coastal path along the Jurassic Coast has collapsed at St Oswald’s Bay between Durdle Door and Lulworth.  There have been no reports of anyone hurt as it happened early in the morning. It is said that if it had been a busy weekend with walkers, then it may have been a different story as it is very difficult to predict where and when these landslides are going to happen.


It has thought that wet weather over the past year has affected the stability of the cliff followed by the dry weather.  It was the coast guards who raised the alarm, and Dorset County Council which manages the coastal path has put closure notices up and put a diversion in place.

Photo: BBC News
It is not the first time a cliff fall has happened along this coast. Only last July there was a landslide which killed a young woman and also a section of cliff came down on Swanage beach in December.

 If you are planning on climbing or walking in the area please take notice of the closure signs as the cliff edge may still be unstable.



Photo: Martime & Coastguard Agency


BBC News Story:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-22355538

News stories relating to other cliff falls in area:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-22040291


News stories relating to other cliff falls in area:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-22062106