Our Projects - Coxe's Cliff, Branscombe - Path widening
Sections of the South West Coast Path at Coxe’s Cliff, near Branscombe were very close to the cliff edge which was of significant concern to the National Trust. Through sponsorship by the South West Coast Path Association, the National Trust was able to improve safety for visitors by removing an area of scrub and reinstalling the fence line two metres inland to increase the width of the path.
This stretch of the South West Coast Path runs along the edge of a wildflower meadow (created in 1992) and offers fantastic view along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic coast making it a memorable site for members of the public. Whilst heavy rain made for challenging work and delayed the completion of the project, walkers have praised the path improvements as the “widened path gives walkers more confidence when walking on the cliff and is a lot less muddy.