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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Landslide closes part of long distance path

While Scarpa boot owners may find the boots ideal for tackling the Coast-to-Coast route, those attempting it this week have been warned to avoid a section near the start due to a landslide.

The incident near St Bees Head on the Cumbrian Coast has led to authorities closing off a 40-metre section of clifftop path, amid concerns the vicinity may be prone to further slips.

At present there is no simple alternative route, but the public has been warned not to defy notices telling them to stay out of the risk zone.

Those who are walking the route may therefore be best to pick up the trail slightly inland as they set off across the north of England, with the eventual destination of Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire.

Although the route passes through three national parks, the actual highest point is in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as it crosses the 2,172 ft peak of Nine Standards Rigg, named after the line of standing stones on the summit plateau.

Have you ever had a walk interrupted by a path closure?

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