BANTHAM Estates: Plans revealed
13th Feb 2017: Bantham Beach
The owner of Bantam who purchashed it for £11M in 2014 has applied for planning permission to build 13 houses, a beach club and an underground car park on the site...
The Rock: Watersports Festival
25/26 June 2016: South Milton Sands
The National Trust is hosting ‘The Rock: Watersports Festival’ at South Milton Sands over the weekend 25 and 26 June, for the second year. South Milton Sands is a beautiful stretch of sand with a clear blue sea between Hope Cove and Bigbury in South Devon. The festival aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to have a go at a wide range of on and off the water activities.
Thurlestone - Update - path reopened
7 April 2015: Update the repairs are now complete and the path has been reopened.
March 16th 2015: The footbridge across the outfall stream of South Milton Ley is undergoing major refurbishment which is expected to take 2- 3 weeks. Whilst work is underway, the bridge will be closed, and walkers have to divert across the beach. this is ususally passable with care at most states of the tide, although after heavy rain, the stream may be running, and so will involve a shallow paddle. Alternatively you can walk inland via lanes and a footpath around the Ley, which adds about 1/2 mile to the walk.
Walkers warned as landslip closes coast path near Bantham
23 March 2015: Devon Police are advising walkers to keep away from the coastal path at Butter Cove near Kingsbridge after a "significant landslip" at the weekend. Officers were called shortly before 5.25pm on Sunday after reports that the top of the cliff had collapsed close to the footpath, between Bantham Beach and Thurlestone Golf Course.
Local officers, the police helicopter and the Coastguard attended the area, known locally as Longstone Rock. The police helicopter assisted officers on the ground by guiding them to the scene and ensuring that no-one was on the coastal path at the time of the collapse.
Inspector Adrian Leisk, based in Ivybridge, said: “This is a very popular route for walkers and thankfully no-one was injured as a result of the incident. “Last night we made the area safe by putting cordons in place. The stretch of coastal path is now closed until longer-term safety measures have been put in place by Highways. “We are urging people to avoid the area for the time being for their own safety.”
Thurlestone and Hope Cove - short diversion due to cliff fall
Aug 2014: Between Thurlestone and Hope Cove there is a short diversion following a cliff fall. Near to Great Ledge (Grid Reference SX675 410) the South West Coast Path has been diverted to follow the edge of a neighbouring field
A second cliff fall on the approach to Hope Cove (Grid Reference SX675 402) meant that walkers also had to divert inland as shown on the map below. However as of Aug 14th a bridge has now been installed across the affected section, and so this is no longer necessary. This improvement has been delivered as a result of the SWCP Association's South Hams Appeal which was a key element in securing funding for this and other storm damage repairs from Devon County Council and the Coastal Communities Fund.