There is a warning for walkers after a large cliff fall occurred in Yaverland on the Isle of Wight.

Tonnes of rocks and debris came crashing down at Redcliff, between Sandown and Culver on Sunday, October 1.

Islander Pauline Marsh was sitting on the beach when it happened.

She told the County Press she was near the white cliffs, when she heard a 'large rumble' and then saw the fall.

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She said: "Luckily the tide was still fairly in so there were no dog walkers at the time."

No one was hurt, she said.

Pictures taken by Pauline show rubble at the foot of the cliff.

She is urging walkers to 'please keep safe' when walking near cliffs.

HM Coastguard said cliffs can be more unstable than they look and falls or landslides happen without warning.

To reduce the risks, it has issued the following advice:

  • Stay well back from cliff edges.
  • Take note of warning signs.
  • Be aware that strong gusts of wind may affect your balance and can be fatal
  • Stick to the signposted coastal paths – avoid informal or unsigned paths leading down to beaches as these can be dangerous.
  • Wear suitable shoes and clothing, and take food and water. 
  • Take a fully charged mobile phone with you.
  • Be extra careful in the dark and if paths are slippery.
  • Never climb a cliff as a shortcut to the top.
  • Tell someone where you’re going and when you’re likely to be back.
  • If you get into difficulty, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.