Baggy Point from Croyde

This circular walk from Croyde explores the section of the South West Coast path which leads to Baggy Point. From this headland, you can enjoy nice views of Croyde Bay and Morte Bay, especially at sunset!

Technical sheet
No. 4149450
A Georgeham walk posted on 06/10/20 by charentimoy. Update : 25/02/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h20[?]
Distance Distance : 4.43mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 361ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 358ft
Highest point Highest point : 305ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 26ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Georgeham
Starting point Starting point : N 51.131049° / W 4.226021°
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Croyde Beach and Middleborough Hill from the path Croyde Beach from the dunes The headland at sunset Croyde Beach from the headland

Description

(D/A) Join crossroads next to "Blue Groove". Go past the restaurant in Hobb's Hill.

(1) Bear right to Sandy Lane before "Billy Budd's. The lane becomes quickly a path joining an open field after 500 metres. Go diagonally right across the open field.

(2) Then, ignore the first footbridge on the right but take the second one after a few yards (yellow arrow) and go up the steps. Follow the beautiful path across the dunes until you join Beach Road. Go past public toilets and the car park before you turn left onto the South West Coast path next to Moor Lane. At the end of the path, walk Moor Lane which bends left and go past another car park on your right. You finally reach a fork.

(3) At this fork, leave the track which goes up but descend the left one leading to impressive remains of a whale. continue this way and go through Baggy Point gate.

(4) When you reach the junction signpost, turn right on the ascending path to Baggy Point. Follow this nice path overlooking the bay for one kilometre until you reach the point. Notice that, here at Baggy Point, American units practised cliff assaults from the sea during World War II. These events prepared troops for the historic capture of Pointe du Hoc (France), a German fortification during this war! Past the point, continue the (quite) levelled coastal path along the cliff with great views of Woolacombe Sand and Morte Point until you reach a junction signpost.

(5) Bear right "Croyde 1m". Ascend the hill, go through the stile and go down the field along the fence. Turn left onto the track, then immediately right to the descending one. Follow this wet and muddy track for half a mile before you join Stentaway Lane.

(6) At crossroads, continue down in Jones's Hill leading to the car park in Croyde village. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 56ft - Croyde car park
1 : mi 0.12 - alt. 69ft - Billy Budd's
2 : mi 0.57 - alt. 39ft - Second footbridge on the right
3 : mi 1.39 - alt. 69ft - Fork
4 : mi 1.58 - alt. 52ft - Signpost
5 : mi 3.29 - alt. 276ft - Hill
6 : mi 4.24 - alt. 102ft - Crossroads
D/A : mi 4.43 - alt. 52ft - Croyde car park

Useful Information

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