Path near ‘haunted house’ hit by hefty landslide in Abbotsham direction

Walkers were shocked on Monday morning to discover a section of the cliff had subsided on to a popular footpath at Westward Ho!

It is thought to have occurred either overnight or during the morning and Wendy Hilling, who took this picture while walking her dog Ted, said it was still sliding when they saw it.

A Devon County Council spokesman said: “We will arrange for a contractor to remove the worst of the material from the surface and verge, and repair the fence, in order to keep the path open.

“We anticipate the coast path remaining open throughout.”