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Footpath Number 8 - Easington Colliery

Information about the temporary closure of the England Coast Path near Easington Colliery.

Why the footpath is closed

We have had to close a 770 metre section of footpath number 8, running north from where footpath 8 joins with footpath 9.

Cracks have appeared due to ongoing erosion, and have been made worse by the recent weather.

What is currently happening

The footpath was initially closed under a 21 day emergency closure so we could decide what work needed to be done to make the site safe.

The land is still moving and we are monitoring the section of the path. A 6 month closure has now been granted until 18 June 2020.  We have added notices in the affected area and a diversion is in place.



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