Work to be carried out on ‘dangerous’ coastal footpath

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 June 2018

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Work to clear an ‘unsafe’ overgrown footpath has started this week.

The six-mile coastal path from Portishead to Clevedon is popular with walkers.

Alan Ogborne, who lives along the path, says it has been hardly used in recent weeks as it is ‘dangerous’.

He said: “It is unfit for purpose now and it is unsafe because it is all overgrown.

“I think it is absolutely disgusting as hundreds of people use it and it is dangerous.

“The past week it has been growing so badly it is like a jungle.

“I live along the coastal path and on weekends hundreds of people use it.

“They park in Portishead, walk to Clevedon and get some lunch and then get the bus back.

“The worst affected area is from Portishead to halfway along, so about 3.5 miles.”

The path is maintained by North Somerset Council which has confirmed work to cut back vegetation is due to be done this week.

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