Temporary South West Coast Path at Slapton in place until October

Plans to realign and rebuild the storm-damaged A379 between Slapton and Strete Gate have been approved and are underway.

Alongside restoration of the A379, the South West Coast Path will be re-routed between the road and the fringe of the Higher Ley. Work to achieve this includes managing scrub to provide an attractive path.   This is being carefully timed to protect Cirl Buntings (a species of bird given special protection by virtue of its listing under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act) which are currently nesting in the nature reserve.  Vegetation management is planned to commence on16th September.Cirl Bunting. Image from Wikipedia.

We understand that shingle on the beach can make for difficult walking, however for your own safety, we ask that you please follow the diversion that takes you around the perimeter of the works area and along the beach.

If you are planning to walk the South West Coast Path between now and October then please allow a little extra time to complete this section. If you are just looking for a shorter walk to enjoy and do not like walking on shingle then we suggest visiting the ‘Walks’ section of our website to find a suitable alternative whilst these works take place.


Published on: Aug. 2, 2018