The Initial Response Team, the IRT, was tasked to investigate reports of cracks developing in the SW Coast path, near Underhill Farm to the west of Lyme Regis. A number of serious cracks & fissures were found together with signs of movement near the Crow’s Nest and Chimney Rock. A further inspection of all the major coastal access points between Seaton & Seatown found a number of areas where many landslips and mudslides have recently occurred. The recent poor weather has made all the cliffs and coastal paths extremely susceptible to ‘movement’. A number of warning signs were placed in appropriate places and all the relevant landowners and authorities advised. A few days later the coast path between Lyme Regis and Seaton was closed by Devon County Council & Natural England.
2012 Incident #64 23.12.12 0900UTC #5575