Windswept Walk over Baggy Point
Croyde Bay, North Devon
On Sunday we went down to North Devon, which yes, seems like a long way to go for a day trip. It is close to a 500 mile round trip.
The reason is that my Dad is recovering from heart surgery, so we went to visit him and decided to make a day of it and head to the beach as well.
I grew up in North Devon and I have always loved Croyde Bay. One of my favourite walks is up over the cliffs to the top of Baggy Point, where you are looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.
The weather forecast said there would be strong winds and it did not disappoint. Strong winds means crashing waves and there were a few of those as well.
We walked from the National Trust Car Park and decided we would take the Upper Path, which has a steep vertical climb to start off with and then come down the lower path, which is more of a gentle inclination.
The map said it was a 2 and ½ mile round trip, however, this is North Devon, so the distance markers tend to be a bit hit-and-miss, with some interesting mathematical calculations!
It was very blustery up on the top and it was a very good job that there was fencing at the edge.
The windy weather did not stop Greg, the photographer, from clambering down the side of the cliff to get closer to the crashing waves. He did, however, say it was more sheltered nearer to the bottom, although it did not look that way from where I was standing a the top!
It was an awesome walk along the cliff top and it definitely blew out the cobwebs!