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Recent storms spark new landslip on Cornish coast

Recent storms spark new landslip on Cornish coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:08am 18th November 2019. (Updated at 10:01am 18th November 2019)

There has been another landslip on the coast path - this time in north Cornwall.

A chunk of the cliff has crumbled away between Bude and Northcott Mouth.

The damage is believed to have been caused by the recent stormy weather.

Cliff Fall Near Bude 2
The recent storms have sparked another landslip on the north Cornwall coast near Bude. Photo: Philip Newberry

 

Philip Newberry shared this photo to the Facebook group, Bude Banter, as a warning.

However it is not the first time there has been a landslip on this stretch of the Cornish coast.

Deborah Smith captured the moment a huge chunk of the cliff fell away between Bude and Widemouth last December...

 

What is the safety advice from the Coastguard?

Speaking to ITV News Westcountry last year, a Coastguard spokesperson said the area is prone to cliff falls.

The main advice is to steer clear of the edge, as chunks can collapse with very little warning.

Stay well back from the edge
Keep an eye on children and dogs to make sure they do the same
Make sure you are properly equipped for walking along coastal paths
Wear sturdy shoes or boots
Obey any warning signs and don’t climb fences to get to the edge of the cliff
Don’t attempt to climb up or down cliffs unless you are properly equipped and trained to do so
Don’t attempt to climb cliffs as a short cut back to the top
Be responsible and don’t take unnecessary risks or let other people in your group do so.

You can read more safety advice from HM Coastguard here.

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