News from the Geopark

Two much-loved coastal footpaths benefit from refurbishment.

27 Mar 2023

Torbay Council have carried out repairs on a much-loved section of the South West Coast Path between Walls Hill and Ansteys Cove in Torquay.

Essential repairs were carried out after the path had become very steep and holes appeared in the footway due to a void underneath.

The path, which is along the cliff edge, like much of the South West Coast Path is affected by coastal erosion and is regularly checked for defects to ensure it remains safe to use.

In addition, there are also brand-new steps on the path between Babbacombe and Oddicombe beaches.

The repairs were made in time for the English Riviera Spring Walking Festival which takes place between 22 and 29 April. The English Riviera Walking Festival offers over 20 coastal walks led by experienced guides. The walks range from the historical to the magical, with walks for all fitness levels. Learn more about the English Riviera Walking Festival via: https://rivierawalking.co.uk/