Our Projects - Gurnard's Head

Near to Gurnard’s Head in West Cornwall the path was suffering from a number of problems. Coastal erosion meant that a section had become uncomfortably close to the cliff edge, and some of the steeper slopes were becoming eroded.

To remedy this, with funding from the South West Coast Path Association the National Trust have installed granite steps and cut-offs to divert the water off the path and moved a short section slightly inland.  

The biggest challenge for the staff, volunteers and contractors, in completing projects like this is to transport the huge and heavy lumps of granite to remote sections of cliff far from vehicular access – and takes a mix of experience, ingenuity and raw muscle to achieve.

Below: Before and after photos of the work.



Project completion date
Sept. 30, 2017
Gurnard head path improvements

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