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Blow away the cobwebs – before and after the storm surge

Nearly a year ago, in December 2013, several stretches of the Norfolk Coast Path were badly damaged by the tidal surge. Whilst most of the trail was still open, some parts were left too dangerous to use. Work took place to make it safe and open up the whole coast path as soon as possible.

By April this year, repairs had been made so the public could enjoy the whole trail again.

However, some stretches still needed extensive work to form a more permanent path. Now, following work by the Environment Agency, Norfolk County Council and partners, the Norfolk Coast Path between Burnham Deepdale to Burham Overy Staithe and Blakeney to Cley has been completely repaired and improved.

This has meant reconstructing and reshaping flood banks along this stretch of the coastline as well as repairing and replacing the footpath surface which was also damaged. The pictures tell their own story and this fabulous stretch of Norfolk coastline is now reopened with an improved footpath throughout.

This wild stretch of the coastline is ideal for a winters walk to experience first-hand the power of the weather! Brrrr….!!

Damage to the flood embankment on the stetch from Burnham Deepdale to Burnham Norton December 2013 Credit: Environment Agency

Damage to the flood embankment on the stetch from Burnham Deepdale to Burnham Norton
December 2013
Photo: Environment Agency

Reshaping the flood embankment on the stretch from Burnham Deepdale to Burnham Norton Credit: Environment Agency

Reshaping the flood embankment on the stretch from Burnham Deepdale to Burnham Norton
Photo: Environment Agency

Flood embankment on the stretch from Burnham Deepdale to Burnham Norton October 2014 Credit: Environment Agency

Flood embankment on the stretch from Burnham Deepdale to Burnham Norton
October 2014
Photo: Environment Agency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damage to west flood embankment (looking east), Brancaster December 2013 Credit: Environment Agency

Damage to west flood embankment (looking east), Brancaster
December 2013
Photo: Environment Agency

Reshaping the west flood embankment at Brancaster September 2014 Credit: Environment Agency

Reshaping the west flood embankment at Brancaster
September 2014
Photo: Environment Agency

Repairs to the west flood embankment nearly complete at Brancaster October 2014 Credit: Environment Agency

Repairs to the west flood embankment nearly complete at Brancaster
October 2014
Photo: Environment Agency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flood damage to an embankment at Blakeney Freshes December 2013 Credit: Environment Agency

Flood damage to an embankment at Blakeney Freshes December 2013
Photo: Environment Agency

Reshaping the embankment at Blakeney Freshes September 2014 Credit: Environment Agency

Reshaping the embankment at Blakeney Freshes September 2014
Photo: Environment Agency

The resurfaced embankment at Blakeney Freshes October 2014 Credit: Environment Agency

The resurfaced embankment at Blakeney Freshes October 2014
Photo: Environment Agency

 

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