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Path Closures

Information about path closures can be found by clicking on the map or links below.


Closure LocationPath NumberParishStatusClosure TypeClosure EndsAlternative Route
Parson's Street, PorlockWL19/29PorlockPublic Bridleway21 Day03/05/2021 (Starting on Monday 12/04/2021)Please take note that Public Bridleway WL19/29 from Parson's Street will be closed from Monday 12th April for 21 days. The closure is necessary as there is concern for public safety during tree works. There is an alternative route available and as soon as the works are complete, the closure will be lifted. Closure Notice.
Porlock WeirWL19/6PorlockPublic Footpath6 Month11/05/2021

Please take note, the lockgate bridge is closed due to concern for public safety. Exmoor National Park Authority made a Six Month Closure Order which commenced from the 11th December 2020 until 11th May 2021. Unfortunately, there is no alternative route. The replacement lockgate bridge is being made at the moment and will be installed as soon as possible, after which, we will reopen the footpath.
More information: Order and Notice of Making the Order and Plan.

Sillery Sands24Lynton & LynmouthPublic FootpathPermanent ClosurePermanent

No alternative route available.

No access to Countisbury from Sillery beach. The path from Sillery sands to Countisbury Hill is totally impassable. The steps have been washed away by the sea and a large part of the path has slipped in a landslide. If you proceed along the beach eastwards from Lynmouth, please be aware of the tide as you can be cut off. There is no other exit from the beach, beyond the end of the promenade.  You must retrace your steps, before the tide comes in.

Porlock Shingle RidgeWL19/3PorlockPublic FootpathPermanent ClosurePermanent

Porlock Shingle Ridge is impassable due to the breach. Do not attempt to cross, even at low water. Follow local signs from Bossington to Porlock Weir.