Baggy Point Walk
The Baggy Point Walk is a great route for anyone that loves taking in wonderful views of the ocean or visiting historical sites. While out on this relaxing walk, you will make your way along the edge of a scenic cliff that overlooks the blue expanse of the Bristol Channel before looping back along the coast to pass by several bunkers from the Second World War. The terrain here is fairly easy to navigate, making this route perfect for walkers of every skill level.
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Route Description for Baggy Point Walk
There really aren’t any negatives to spending a day out walking around Baggy Point, unless you happen to catch it on a very windy day. Be sure to bring an extra layer or wind jacket to protect yourself from the strong gusts along the coast. Additionally, you should wear good walking boots or wellies after a period of rainfall, as the trail might be a bit muddy. Other than that, this is a pleasant stroll along the Devon Coast that is accessible for just about anyone that wants to experience the beautiful views across the Bristol Channel.
Setting out from the car park, you will make your way to the northwest along the road past the Baggy Surf Lodge, turning left at the fork onto Moor Lane. From here, continue along the lane for 0.12mi and pick up the path on the left to continue along the edge of the cliff. Keep left for another 0.4 km to arrive at a junction, taking the path on the right to climb slightly uphill for some excellent views across the water. Continue to the northwest and keep right for 0.9 km to pass by the ruins of a bunker from World War Two on your right. This area was used to train troops for the Normandy landings, so several wartime buildings can still be spotted in the area.
Reaching a fork in the path just after the bunker, turn left and follow the trail along the edge of the cliff, as it takes you further to the northwest to the headland known as Baggy Point. Take some time to appreciate the stunning views of the water and coastal landscape, before turning to the southeast along a lower trail that runs parallel to the water on your right. Follow this for the next 1.6 km, keeping right as you enjoy some final views overlooking the rocky shoreline and vast body of water before you, on the return to the car park where you began the Baggy Point Walk.
Donated to the National Trust in 1939 by Constance and Florence Hyde, Baggy Point is a headland in Devon that divides Croyde Bay and Morte Bay. The area was used during World War Two to train American soldiers for the Normandy beach landings and is now a part of the Saunton to Baggy Point Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Frequently Asked Questions
What year was Baggy Point donated to the National Trust?
In 1939, the Hyde family donated the area known as Baggy Point to the National Trust
Insider Hints for Baggy Point Walk
- Parking at the trailhead is £7 per day and £1 per hour after 5pm.
- The trail can be fairly muddy after periods of rainfall. Bring your wellies in these conditions.
- Bring an extra layer or wind jacket, as this part of the coast is exposed to the elements.
Getting to the Baggy Point Walk Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for the Baggy Point Walk from the nearby village of Croyde, drive northwest on Jones’s Hill for 0.2 km and turn left onto Moor Lane. Follow this for 1.3 km and turn right to enter the car park.
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