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Help Repair Dorset's Crumbling Coast

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2:56pm 25th February 2013

We're being called on to help repair Dorset's coastline after a number of cliff falls crashing down onto our beaches the past year.

The South West Coast path spends thousands of pounds repairing walkways every year.

Routes are moved inland while work is carried out, but a number haven't been re-opened leading to fears tourism could suffer.

Walkers using the South West Coast Path spend over £300 million a year with tourism and associated businesses and support thousands of jobs. Campaigners say all this is in jeopardy if repairs can't be undertaken.

Campaigners are encouraging people in Dorset to join a sponsored walk to raise money so access can be improved along coastal paths.

The South West Coastal Path Association's "Great South West Walk" takes place in April and May with a relay of 56 sponsored walks to cover the whole 630 mile path around Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

More information about each leg, dates and registration can be found at www.GreatSouthWestWalk.co.uk or contact SWCPA on 01752 896237.

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