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Coast Path walkers wanted
RECORD levels of rainfall have caused the highest rate of cliff falls in one year along the South West Coast Path.
There have been a staggering 21 cliff falls over the 630-mile path from November 2012 to mid January 2013 – there are usually only up to three per year.
The falls have lead to costly inland diversions which detract from walkers’ enjoyment of the Coast Path.
The South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA) is encouraging people to sign up for its 40th anniversary event, the Great South West Walk, in April and May to help pay for projects.
Steve Church, secretary of the SWCPA, said: “With a target of £250,000 from funding bodies, corporate support and sponsorship from walkers, negotiations are now underway to divert part of this funding to address some cliff fall works, as well as the original objective of improvements to the path.”
To register (before March 4) visit www.GreatSouthWestWalk.co.uk or call 01752-896237.