Friday, April 5, 2013

South West coast path landslips 10 times higher than normal

There have been 10 times more landslips than normal on the South West coast path over the winter, figures show.

The South West Coast Path Association said 30 slips and cliff falls have been recorded since November.

Between 2007 and 2012 there were 11 major cliff falls that resulted in a diversion of the coast path

Earlier this week, thousands of tonnes of earth and sandstone fell from the cliffs at Oddicombe in Devon, turning the sea red.