Landslip causes Port Isaac coast path collapse

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Media captionThe 60m (197ft) landslip happened between Port Isaac and Tintagel

A section of the South West Coast Path has collapsed near Port Isaac in north Cornwall.

The 60m (197ft) landslip between Port Isaac and Tintagel at Jacket's Point was reported to coastguards overnight.

Matt Pavitt, HM Coastguard inspector, said a number of steps were also lost and a diversion would be put in place.

The South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA) said the landslip, the latest in a series on the path, was a "disappointment".

The latest landslip occurred on a picturesque but steep stretch of the Cornish coast.

Steve Church, secretary of the South West Coast Path Association, said: "It's not one of the most popular sections, it's quite a tough stretch so you only get determined walkers."

Earlier this year Natural England, which looks after national trails, said funding to repair parts of the South West Coast Path damaged by landslips was not available.

It said it hoped additional funding could be found in the future.

More than 21 landslips were reported in the first six weeks of 2013.

Mr Church said he had hoped, with the recent cold weather, the number of landslips would have "settled down".

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