High water levels in recent weeks have caused the partial erosion of a riverbank footpath in Batheaston, forcing it to close due to safety concerns.
Following a recent inspection of the footpath a section was closed with immediate effect and people are being warned not to remove the barriers and ignore the temporary closure.
The closed section of footpath (BA2/5) stretches from near the Batheaston Toll Bridge to the car park on London Road East.
Bath & North East Somerset Council anticipates the initial closure will remain in place for up to six months.
Those using the footpath, which runs adjacent to the River Avon, can follow a short diversion route along London Road West and High Street to re-join the footpath from the car park on London Road East.
The council maintains 877km of Public Right of Way in Bath & North East Somerset and carried out repair works to smaller areas of erosion to nearby riverbanks earlier this year.