Readers will know that we have been monitoring the cliffs to the north on Swanage, between Burlington Chine and Sheps Hollow.
Today on a routine inspection it was noticed that rocks had been falling onto the walk way and the risk to walkers had increased.
Working with partner agencies a decision was taken to tape the walkway off to prevent walkers being injuries until a detailed inspection can be taken in the daylight.
We do urge the public to respect the closure, it has been put in place to protect you.
The Coastguard, Dorset Police, Dorset County Council and the owners of the chine will be monitoring the situation over the weekend.