Our Projects - Mortehoe: New path

On the south side of Morte Point heading towards Woolacombe the Coast Path was severed by cliff falls a few years ago, and has since been has been diverted for about ¼ mile onto a narrow and sometimes busy road that has no footway. The ongoing instability of the cliff and houses on either side of the road, means that most viable long-term alternative appears to be to create a new footpath through the fields inland of the road that are owned by the National Trust. This will pass over Sharp Rock from where walkers will get spectacular views out to Morte Point and along the coast across Woolacombe Beach to Baggy Point.

Further investigations are being undertaken by the National Trust to consult with local people about the proposals, determine the exact route and work out what work is required to build the new path. However thanks to a legacy left to the Association by one of our members, we have been able to offer to meet the costs of constructing this new path.

Photo: The view from Sharp Rock to Morte Point

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