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Coastal path closed following cliff fall in Vale of Glamorgan

The cliff fall at Rhoose has closed the footpath Credit: Vale of Glamorgan Council

A section of the Wales Coast Path east of Ffontygary Caravan Park has been closed to the public following a cliff fall.

Vale of Glamorgan Council officers visited the site on Wednesday morning after being notified that a cliff fall had occurred overnight.

Having been deemed dangerous on investigation, the path was closed, with a temporary diversion through Rhoose subsequently being set up.

Further loose material within the cliff line was seen from the foreshore and fissures found in the path’s surface itself, suggesting the coast path to be unstable following the fall.

Fencing has been erected at both ends of the closed path, with visitors to the area being diverted through the nearby village of Rhoose.

A spokesperson for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “Thanks to the actions of our officers we have been able to close off this hazardous path swiftly.

“We advise all visitors to the Wales Coastal Path, and this area in particular, to take care when walking the path, and to remain on sign-posted diversions at all times.”