Kent

White cliffs of Dover rock fall shuts path

  • 28 August 2013
  • From the section Kent

A popular footpath has been closed after part of Dover's famous white cliffs crashed into the Channel.

A small section of rock at Langdon Cliffs collapsed into the sea on Sunday and Monday, according to Dover Coastguard.

A coastguard spokesman said the two falls had blocked off stairs that lead down to Langdon Bay.

Kent County Council has put up a fence to stop walkers using the path.

It is thought freezing conditions over the winter may have weakened the chalk cliffs.

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