Monday, August 13, 2012
At the far end of Croyde, nearest to Baggy Point, is a National Trust car park. The sign on entry read 'Parking £5' (although it is free to NT card holders). I arrived at 4.45 and wasn't at all happy about the price given that were only going to walk the dog to Baggy Point and back again. The guy said at this time of day we only had to pay £2, they just didn't bother to adjust the sign. Thank goodness for that.
The walk is 3/4 of a mile from the car park. I have blogged about it before, but the last time we came out was the dead of winter. It's very different in summer. We met lots of other dog walkers, saw sea gulls and comorants on the rocks and black sheep grazing at the top of the point. There were even climbers still on the rocks, if you look closely you can see them in the photo.
When we got back to the car park the kiosk was all closed up, even though the sign said parking until 9 o'clock. I suspect if I'd've arrived after 5 o'clock I might have got away with not paying altogether. I'll have to test that theory next time.