Land slippage closes section of Blackhead Path

A stretch of one of east Antrim’s most popular walking routes has been shut after a landslip.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 10:37 am

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council says the temporary measure is in place at Blackhead Path ahead of a detailed inspection of damage following wet and wintry conditions

“A section of the Blackhead Path has been closed for safety reasons due to slippage caused by the inclement weather,” said a council spokesperson.

“Our staff are assessing the situation and a further update will be provided.”

The spectacular loation is popular with walkers.
The spectacular loation is popular with walkers.

The car park was regularly packed at the Whitehead attraction after it reopened last summer following a multi-million pound repair and restoration project. The work included rock armour protection, new steps and handrails and extensive scaling, fixing and netting of rocks.

Councillor Noel Williams said he is optimistic the full route will be available again for walkers to enjoy.

The Alliance representative said: “Alas, due to landslip and safety issues Blackhead Path is being closed. Council officers will work to get this reopened as soon as possible.

“I am hopeful it will reopen very soon as it is necessary for constituents’ wellbeing and fitness.”

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