A section of the Norfolk Coast Path will remain closed while a project costing £1m gets under way.

The boardwalk between Harbour Way and Butchers Drove at Brancaster closed late last year due to its "rapid deterioration".

The wooden path had started rotting away making it unsafe for use.

Plans for a new glass-reinforced plastic replacement were approved in September and it has now been announced that work will begin on October 23.

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Eastern Daily Press: Diversions will be in place until the path reopensDiversions will be in place until the path reopens (Image: Norfolk County Council)

The new boardwalk will be nearly 5ft wide with passing places, rest stops and viewpoints and should remain in good condition for more than 80 years.

Norfolk County Council hopes the project will allow more people to enjoy the wildlife and scenery of the area which is a Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

During the closure, a diversion route will be in place along footpaths, pavements and quiet country lanes.

The project is estimated to cost £1,175,000 and will be funded by sources including Norfolk County Council’s Capital Maintenance Fund, Natural England and regional grant schemes.