New Footbridge Installed at Lower Otter Restoration Project
One of the biggest coastal climate adaptation and habitat creation projects in England moves a step closer to final completion with the installation of a new 70-metre footbridge at the Budleigh Salterton site.
Work will now commence to remove 70 metres of embankment, which will allow tides to reach a large part of the Otter estuary for the first time in over 200 years. Installation of the bridge secures continued access along the South West Coast Path but please note that the path will remain temporarily diverted until the end of October. Members of the public can already enjoy the improvements and the wildlife they have attracted through 3.3km of improved footpath network that is more resilient to flooding as sea levels rise. Seven new viewing areas have also been constructed to enable visitors to enjoy and learn about the new wildlife, including a map and information on how to help care for the site. Find out more about the project at www.clintondevon.com
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This manageable there and back route offers easy walking and wheeling along the eastern side of the reservoir and to the dams, plus additional access to the wildlife trail in the Burrator Arboretum