Warning over coastal paths

Boxing Day walkers are being urged not to use the South West Coast Path, which runs through Dorset, because of possible landslides and rock falls.

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More than 70 miles of Dorset cliffs covered by warning

The Jurassic Coast is unsafe for walkers Credit: Purbeck Council

More than 70 miles of Dorset coast are covered by the warning from the British Geological Survey. Recent heavy rain has led to fears of landslides or rockfalls. More rain is forecast for this afternoon.

The South West Coast Path begins at Poole Harbour and covers 71 miles of beautiful coastline including Lulworth Cove.

Walkers warned about fears for coastal path

The British Geological Survey has issued a landslide and rockfall warning for South West England, which includes Dorset. There are concerns about the stability of cliff edges and sides affecting the South West Coast Path after the recent heavy rain. More rain is forecast for this afternoon.

The Environment Agency and the Met Office are issuing bulletins about this afternoon's weather - Dorset will bear the brunt of the downpour. The British Geological Society is sending information about the coastal path to the Met Office Hazard Warning Centre in Exeter.

The South West Coast Path runs from Minehead in Somerset to the shores o Poole Harbour.

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