A SERIES of improvements to the Coast Path have been undertaken in time for the holiday season.

The Biosphere team, based in Bideford, have given the Hartland path a makeover, with funding from the South West Coast Path Association and the Unlocking our Coastal Heritage project.

Improvements include replacing old styles and gates, and repairing old steps and erosion damage.

Martin Caddy, from the Biosphere team, said: “The Coast Path is a wonderful asset that brings thousands of visitors and millions of pounds to the North Devon economy.

“It is often easier to secure funding for big projects than it is for the equally important smaller schemes.

“That’s why this partnership of charitable and EU funds, and resources from the Biosphere team is so important.”

Steve Church, of the South West Coast Path association, said: “We are happy to join with our partners to enable these improvements to the Coast Path in one of its most stunning sections.”