A COUNTRYSIDE footpath has been closed following a landslide.

On Sunday, March 1, at around 1.45pm, Watchet Coastguard was called to the location between Watchet and Blue Anchor, near to Warren Farm Caravan Site.

The footpath has now been closed off, and walkers are urged not to walk in the surrounding area.

Somerset County Gazette:

RESPONSE: The landslide near Watchet 

A spokesperson for the coastguard said: "We started a Coastal Search from West Street beach Watchet towards Warren Bay Holiday Village checking on the recent cliff falls by West Bay And Dawes Castle, along Long sands Watchet where landslip was sighted at the top end of Warren Bay Holiday Village, but more significantly just passed the access steps to Warren Farm.

"It was here that the narrow section of footpath which is on the edge of the cliff was found to have slipped down towards the shoreline, and causing a large crack in the centre of the footpath, held together only by the roots of the vegetation.

"Using what3words we were able to accurately record the location as well as using a British Grid Reference."

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Somerset County Gazette:

CLOSED: The footpath near Blue Anchor beach. PIC: Watchet Coastguard 

Luckily, no one was injured in the landslide.

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The spokesperson added: "Our officer in charge liaised with our Maritime Rescue Operations Centre at Milford Haven where we confirmed to the best of our knowledge that no one was injured by this land slip, but that there was a significant danger to walkers on this stretch of path.

"Somerset County Council and their duty emergency officer were contacted who despatched a team to put a temporary closure on the footpath at the Warren Bay end and also the Blue Anchor Beach and Beeches Holiday Park - Blue Anchor access points.

"We urge local dog walkers and coast path users to take notice of this closure and not take a risk by walking the remaining section of path as it could collapse after more rain or a frost."

In a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.