Groups scales rubble with ‘no thought’ of further cliff falls on Sidmouth beach

PUBLISHED: 10:12 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:12 08 June 2017

Walkers along the beach at Pennington Point. Picture: contributed

Walkers along the beach at Pennington Point. Picture: contributed

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A witness was shocked at the ‘daredevil’ antics of people scaling the thousands of tonnes of rubble from cliff falls on Sidmouth’s Pennington Point.

Walkers along the beach at Pennington Point. Picture: contributedWalkers along the beach at Pennington Point. Picture: contributed

Pepe Arti photographed the group ‘actually reaching the summit’ and said they had ‘no thought’ of another sudden fall happening.

There are frequent calls for East Beach to be closed off but East Devon District Council maintains emergency access for anyone walking from Weston.

Mr Arti said: “We hear a lot about Mount Everest these days, but who would have believed that you can ‘reach the summit’, even in Sidmouth – by climbing the thousands of tons of rubble that has piled up at the bottom of the cliff, with no thought of the risk of yet another sudden fall.

“You try telling the people that there won’t be any advance warning given – you’ll get a mouthful.”

Walkers along the beach at Pennington Point. Picture: contributedWalkers along the beach at Pennington Point. Picture: contributed


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