A warning has been issued after footage of crumbling cliffs on the Jurassic Coast were caught on camera.

The video was taken by Pauline Dagnall who volunteers at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre.

It shows a small amount of soft shale falling from Charmouth cliffs, while a dog walker quickly dashes away to avoid any potential injury. Before the filming a number of large rocks were seen on the beach.

Volunteers at the heritage centre added that there are also bigger cracks appearing so with winter approaching any bad weather could leave to much bigger cliff falls and slides. 

Alison Ferris, the deputy senior warden at the heritage centre, said: "When going out onto the beach you should check the local tide times first. Always go out on a falling tide not an incoming tide/high tide. 

"Do not climb the cliffs as there are many hazards such as falling rocks and sinking mud and stay away from the base of the cliffs to avoid falling rocks. 

"The Heritage Coast Centre is here to give advice to fossil hunters, walkers and general visitors."

If you are on the look out for fossil, a lot are on the beach so there is no need to venture into the cliffs and for anyone walking the South West Coast Path there are diversions in place that must be followed where the path has fallen away.