Barton to Taddiford Gap path

One of dragon’s teeth moving the coast path inland

During the past year there has been uncertainty about the coast path east of Barton-on-Sea.

In May last year it was closed due to a cliff fall.

This summer it is now open again.

The first section from Barton-on-Sea cliff to Beckton Bunny is not a public footpath. However this permitted path has been moved inland slightly with low posts, being described as¬†dragon’s teeth, indicating the safe new alignment away from the crumbling cliff.

After the Bunny the coast path is ¬†public right of way. But between the Bunny and Taddiford Gap there are more dragon’s teeth for guidance.

By chance at Taddiford Gap beach there are just two large concrete dragon’s teeth left from the World War Two defence against German invasion.

The name now has a new meaning on the same coast path.

Unstable cliff

Warning notice on path

Taddiford Gap’s concrete dragon’s teeth in 1984 (Ken Hatts drawing)

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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