New path opens after St Bees cliff collapse

The collapsed section of cliff
Image caption Walkers have been warned about the risk of further collapses

An alternative route has opened after a Cumbria coastal footpath was closed when it was damaged by a landslide.

A section of the coastal route between St Bees and Fleswick Bay was shut off after about 150ft (46m) of cliff face gave way on February 14.

A new fenced-off path, at a safe distance from the damaged route, has now opened a month after the landslide.

Cumbria County Council said the dangerous section of cliff had also been fenced off.

A council spokesman said: "A new fenced corridor has been created at a safe distance from the cliff edge.

"This is a popular path and we didn't underestimate how important it was to both protect the public from the landslip and get the route back open as soon as possible."

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