Work on the Highciffe Castle zig zag path is due too start next Monday.
The path, a vital link on the coast path, is has been closed for some time.
The work should be completed in time for an opening at the start of Easter weekend Thursday 18 April.
Temporary Diversion Walkers going east on the Christchurch Coastal Path should leave the castle grounds by the front gate and turn right at the main road. Follow the 180 year old castle wall to pass the lodges. Go right into Wharncliffe Road and after the road has turned left go right along a footpath leading to the cliff top.