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Warning to stay away from Rhossili cliff edges following landslips

The National Trust said it is aware of numerous small slumps along the soft cliff face.

People are being urged to stay away from the cliff edges on one of Swansea's most popular beaches following landslips.

The National Trust says Rhossili Beach, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, has seen a number of landslips following Storm Dennis.

There is no bedrock underneath the soft cliffs, therefore long periods of rain can cause the soft land to slide.

But as the poor weather continues continue, the National Trust said it will be keeping a close eye on the situation.

We are aware of numerous small slumps along the soft cliff face at Rhossili. After long periods of heavy rain we frequently experience landslips such as this due to the fields above, known as the Warren, lying on top of what is a glacial deposit from the last ice age.

There is no bedrock beneath this material and we are advising visitors to the area to stay away from the soft cliff edges – particularly so from the beach below. We will continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

– A National Trust spokesman

In 2014 the beach saw a large landslip which caused a diversion on the footpath following winter storms.