Damaged sea defence near Warblington - updated 05/12/2016

Please follow diversion across the field

Part of the sea wall has collapsed near Warblington and we are currently liaising with Havant Borough Council and Hampshire County Council Rights of Way Officers about this. A diversion across the field is in place and walkers are asked to follow the signs.

Collapsed sea wall at Warblington
Collapsed sea wall at Warblington  

Havant Borough Council are in contact with the landowner regarding the condition of the structure, as this is a privately owned and maintained defence, and they have been monitoring the condition of the structure since it was reported to them. They will ensure that it is regularly monitored over the winter period, with any further changes identified recorded and reported to the landowner.

Repairs to the sea wall cannot take place before spring 2017, due to restrictions relating to overwintering birds in the Harbour.

Footpath leading to Thornham Bridge closed until further notice 

Please follow diversion

The footpath leading to the bridge at Thornham Point will remain closed for at least 6 months. We closed the bridge because parts of it are rotten and it is no longer safe to use.

Footpath diversion at Thornham
Footpath diversion at Thornham

We are working with West Sussex County Council to replace the bridge but it is unlikely to be replaced until 2018, so please use the alternative route shown in blue on the map below until the new bridge is installed.

You can still walk around Thorney Island as the alternative route joins the footpath leading onto the island.