Government funding for Barton cliffs

Investigation work for  a possible coastal defence scheme at Barton-on-Sea can now start following a £300,000 government grant.

New Forest District Council will attempt to reduce the speed of erosion caused by the flow of inland water.

This news comes just after someone spent a night halfway down the cliff due to falling when climbing. This should be  a warning not to stray from the path.

Someone who knew much about the erosion at Barton was the former council coastal warden Robert Dunn who has died suddenly aged just 64. His work at Barton included making handrails.

See page 71.

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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