Dawlish Footpaths 7 and 12 temporary closure (South West Coast Path)

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL

(FOOTPATH Nos. 7 AND 12, DAWLISH)

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2023

NOTICE is hereby given that Devon County Council has made the above titled order.

From:  FRIDAY, 15th DECEMBER 2023
To:       SATURDAY, 15th JUNE 2024

No persons shall proceed on the sections of the affected paths except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those lengths of paths. The order will continue in force for a period not exceeding six months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the sooner.

Public rights of way affected:

Footpath No. 7, Dawlish from Langstone Rock to Coastguard Cottages footbridge
Footpath No. 12, Dawlish from Smugglers Lane to Sprey Point

Dawlish Footpath 7 closure map

Dawlish Footpath 12 closure map

The alternative route for Footpath 7 is via Dawlish Footpath 7 and 6, Bridleway 4 (Ladies Mile) and Bridleway 9, except when Ladies Mile is closed for five weeks from 8th January 2024 when the alternative route will be via Dawlish Footpath 7 and 6, Bridleway 4, Beach Road and pavements alongside Mount Pleasant Road and Warren Road and then Bridleways 5, 4 and 9.

The alternative route for Footpath 12 is via Smugglers’ Lane, the pavement alongside Teignmouth Road, Dawlish Footpath 23, Teignmouth Footpaths 5a and 5, East Cliff Walk and Teignmouth Footpath 6. Note: it is anticipated that Footpath 12 will be reopened imminently upon completion of repair works by Network Rail.

The closures are necessary because of the likelihood of danger to the public following storm damage to the surface of the footpaths along the sea wall.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Public Rights of Way 0345 155 1004.

Dated:            15th December 2023

Meg Booth
Director of Climate Change, Environment and Transport

Public Rights of Way
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter
EX2 7NL