2003 – Planning Cliff Revetment

Capstone Hill, Ilfracombe


Rockfalls necessitated this exposed coastal footpath being closed. Assessment required both abseil and hydraulic platform access. Rock Mass categorisation allowed comparison of various remedial options. A rockfall canopy was cheapest but rejected on aesthetic grounds. The visually non-intrusive scheme implemented comprises bolted netting, anchored dental masonry and ‘catch’ fencing.