THE England Coast Path (ECP) has been closed between Watchet and Blue Anchor due to a landslip.

Somerset County Council is responsible for maintaining the ECP within the county boundaries and closed the path at the weekend in the interest of public safety.

An inland diversion is available, and the details for this can be found on the site closure notices and online at

Somerset County Council says it will be working with the relevant landowners to assess the long-term safety of the route.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s cabinet member for highways said: “It’s disappointing that the path between Watchet and Blue Anchor has had to temporarily close, but safety is our top priority and I’m pleased we’ve reacted quickly to provide a diversion.”

Somerset County Council works in partnership with Natural England to manage the England Coast Path in Somerset.