The path from the grounds of Highcliffe Castle down towards the beach, part of the Christchurch Coastal Path, is again closed.
There are two alternatives for walkers.
If you do not wish to visit Highcliffe Castle then cliff steps to the west by the former wardenâ€™s lodge in Steamer Point Woods can be used.
If you reach the castle grounds then you should leave by the main entrance and go right at Lymington Road. You will have the pleasure of passing the original castle gateway with its lodges (now the Lord Bute hotel; right) and the church (left).
Go right into Wharncliffe Road and after the road has turned left go right along a footpath leading to the cliff top.