Sea cave collapse warning as path closed between Marsden Grotto and Souter Lighthouse

A coastal path has been closed to the public amid fears that a cave underneath may collapse.

By Gavin Ledwith
Friday, 05 July, 2019, 20:28

National Trust property Souter Lighthouse posted on Facebook: “Walkers on The Leas please be aware. Due to the risk of a sea cave collapsing, South Tyneside Council are blocking off a section of the coastal path between Marsden Grotto car park and Souter Lighthouse.

“For your safety, please follow the diversion via the public footpath.”

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The cliff top signs warning of closures between Souter Lighthouse and Marsden Grotto.

Further details are expected from South Tyneside Council later.