Path Closures

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

Closure LocationOff Parsons Street, Porlock
Path NumberWL19/29
ParishPorlock
StatusPublic Bridleway
Closure Type21 Days
Closure Ends8/5/24
Notice & Plan

Order Notice & Plan

Alternative Route

This closure is due to fallen and hung up trees. An alternative route is shown on the closure plan .

Closure LocationLuckwell Bridge - Wheddon Cross Bridleway
Path NumberWL6/1
ParishCutcombe
StatusPublic Bridleway
Closure Type21 Days
Closure Ends2/5/24
Notice & Plan

Order Notice & Plan

Alternative Route

This closure is due to an unsafe footbridge over the River Quarme and applies to WALKERS and CYCLISTS ONLY.  Horse riders may continue to use the bridleway, crossing the river via the adjacent ford.  This ford is not suitable for walkers and cyclists.  The closure will be lifted once repair works are completed.

Closure LocationFord Farm, Cutcombe
Path NumberWL6/17
ParishCutcombe
StatusPublic Bridleway
Closure Type6 Month Closure
Closure Ends25/9/24
Notice & Plan

Notice of Making An Order and Order Plan

Alternative Route

This closure is to allow building works to take place at Ford Farm.  An alternative route is provided via a permitted bridleway.

Closure LocationLuckwells Plantation (off Draper's Way), Cutcombe
Path NumberWL6/16
ParishCutcombe
StatusPublic Bridleway
Closure Type21 days (2nd closure)
Closure Ends17/4/24
Notice & Plan

Closure Order and Plan

Alternative Route

The closure affects walkers and cyclists only and is due to an unsafe footbridge. Horseriders may continue to use the bridleway as there is an adjacent ford.

Closure LocationSillery Sands
Path Number241FP24
ParishLynton & Lynmouth
StatusPublic Footpath
Closure TypePermanent Closure
Closure EndsPermanent Closure
Alternative Route

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.

Closure LocationPorlock Shingle Ridge
Path NumberWL19/3
ParishPorlock
StatusPublic Footpath
Closure TypePermanent Closure
Closure EndsPermanent Closure
Alternative Route

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.