Taking a walk on the wild side

PUBLISHED: 10:24 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 23:18 15 June 2010

ONCE you move away from the South West Coast Path bordering its edge, the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve, to the east of Seaton, becomes a rugged and inhospitable place.

ONCE you move away from the South West Coast Path bordering its edge, the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve, to the east of Seaton, becomes a rugged and inhospitable place.

Created entirely from landslides, the reserve is internationally important for wildlife.

The most famous of the landslips, the Bindon Landslide in 1839, attracted national publicity and thousands of visitors.

There was even a piece of music written for it called the Landslide Quadrille.

On Saturday, April 11, there will be a chance to hear music of a different kind - bird song - when Natural England's Undercliffs Ranger will be leading a walk to look and listen for a wide range of birds.

This day-long walk really is only for fit and experienced walkers, as it is well off the beaten track, but if you feel you are up to the challenge then please contact East Devon District Council's Countryside Service for full details on (01395) 517557.

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