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Coastal footpaths landslide warning in Cornwall

  • 30 November 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
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Walkers are being warned not to leave footpaths

Walkers using Cornwall's coastal footpaths are being warned of landslides after heavy rain battered the south-west of England.

Engineering contractor Cormac said it had assessed eight landslides in Cornwall since the weekend.

In Porthallow on the Lizard Peninsula up to 60 tonnes of material slid on to the beach.

Cornwall Council has warned some cliff footpaths are unstable and there could be further landslides.

Richard Hocking from Cormac said walkers should not stray from footpaths and if they look unstable or are collapsed they should turn around.

Mr Hocking urged anyone who had discovered a landslip to contact them as soon as possible.

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