South West Coast Path moves at Burrough Farm

ImageImageBurrough Farm is on the edge of Northam and is between Appledore and Bideford ,it was given to the National Trust in 1967.Burrough was the home of Charles Kingsley’s hero in his famous novel Westward Ho! – Or the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh.

Most of the land is farmland with historic boundaries of earth and stone, which slopes down to low wooded cliffs along the Torridge estuary. Giving access to a small cove with an area of ancient tidal salt marsh. The SWCP runs along the eastern edge of the property and along the banks and low cliffs of the Torridge Estuary. Over time the banks have been eroded making the path very close to some fairly steep drops.With  help from the SWCP team and the RDPE through grants we have been able to move the path  inland 5 meters, put up a new stock fence and surface the new one.

The end result looks great and should blend in very well in a couple of months.


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