South West Coast Path Project – ‘Unlocking our Coastal Heritage’

French Revolutionary and Napoleonic War artillery battery under excavation at Beer Head, East Devon. Photo: Devon County Council.The Unlocking our Coastal Heritage project aims to increase the economic value of the South West Coast Path by protecting and enhancing heritage features, improving the quality of the route and working with businesses to improve the facilities and information provided to visitors.  The key discoveries from excavations at Embury Beacon and High Peak are probably the discovery of the stone-revetted entrance-way and the old land surface sealed beneath the ramparts at Embury; and the additional outer-ditch of the Dark Age phase at High Peak.