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moment YouTuber Paul Brown attempts Dorset's cliff 'walk of death' with a 160ft vertical drop

This is the heart-stopping moment a man attempted to carry out the 'walk of death' on a cliff before bottling it saying he realised 'one silly mistake and I'm dead'.

Paul Brown, 41, who is a superfan of US football team Cleveland Browns, diced with death after he tried to shuffle along the edges of the chalk cliffs at Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, Dorset.

The YouTuber walked up to the drop in just his trainers and wearing the American football kit of his favourite team before he froze and began to inch away from the vertical rock face.

The footage, filmed by the online vlogger, zoomed into the cliff's rocky terrain and shows off the 160 foot drop either side.

The podcaster then squatted down to get his bearings and slowly turned around before he stood up and walked to the mainland.

He could be heard saying 'okay, I don't like it' to his two friends who were sat behind him and watching him attempt the impressive feat.

Mr Brown said the path 'looked steeper than it looked'.

In 2021 two men were branded 'idiotic' after they played Russian roulette with their lives as they peered off the edges of the 120ft cliff.

Paul told MailOnline: 'When I got to the edge I thought hang on a minute, there's a 50 metre drop to the left and right, one silly mistake and I'm dead.

'I was on a bike ride... and stopped off [at Old Harry Rocks] and then saw there were signs warning people but they weren't that dramatic.

'When I started walking I realised I didn't like it.

'The reason why I'm keen to talk about it is to save other people's lives in the future, it's a cliff edge but you don't realise how scary it is until you walk across it.

'It looks as if it is a well trodden path, lives could be saved if it was crossed off, there should've been a barrier or a fence there.'