Dorset

Closed Highcliffe cliff path collapse 'imminent'

Highcliffe zig-zag Image copyright Mike Faherty
Image caption It is not yet known how much it will cost to replace the path

A cliff path linking Dorset's Highcliffe Castle with the beach below is in imminent danger of collapse, engineers have warned.

The "zig-zag" at Highcliffe, near Christchurch, was initially closed in March amid fears about its stability.

A survey has since found failure of the timber support is "potentially imminent" and it needs rebuilding.

So far, £530,000 has been earmarked for the project but it is not yet known how much it will cost.

Christchurch Borough Council said it hoped to re-open the path in time for Easter 2018.

Image copyright Chris Downer
Image caption The "zig-zag" links Highcliffe Castle with the beach below

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