Coast Path Safety Code

22nd April 2014

 Take care on the Coast Path - it's rugged, natural terrain. Please follow the Coast Path Safety Code:

  1. Keep to the path, away from cliff edges and overhangs.
  2. Always supervise children, especially near cliff edges.
  3. Walking surfaces can vary considerably with the weather. Always wear strong footwear with a good grip and ankle support.
  4. Wear or carry warm and waterproof clothing.
  5. Cliff-top walking can be dangerous in high winds.
  6. Beware of taking shortcuts across beaches - you may be cut off by the tide. Swimming can also be dangerous.
  7. Do not sit under cliffs or climb them.
  8. Keep dogs under close control. (But let them run if you feel threatened by cattle)
  9. The Coast Path is managed for walkers; it is not safe or lawful to cycle or ride horses along most of the Coast Path.

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