Visitors to the Cliffs of Moher have been warned not to stray from the official path as the cliff edge is “very unstable.”
Located in County Clare, the cliffs are one of Ireland’s most popular and well-known tourist attractions. Conde Nast ranked the sweeping view from the famed spot as the best ‘cliff view’ in the world.
Areas of the Cliffs of Moher have become “dangerously unstable” due to several recent landslides and are at risk of falling into the sea. Parts of the cliff face have collapsed into the sea 700 feet below in recent years, the Irish Independent reports.
Visitors are warned to not get too close to the edge as portions of the rock face can collapse without warning, but many tourist ignore these caution signs, usually trying to get a photo.
A spokesperson for the tourist attraction said the official path is the “inner path and not the bare earth track created by walkers.”
The site issued a warning via Facebook on Friday.
Due to recent landslides at the Cliffs of Moher the cliff edge is very unstable. If using the Cliffs of Moher Coastal...Posted by Cliffs of Moher on Friday, July 8, 2016