Sunday Smugglers 8, Croyde

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Thomas Hill

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Thomas Hill

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Price: £5.00

Quick Info:

  • 6 Miles
  • Sun 30th May
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • National Trust - Baggy Point, Moor Lane, Croyde, Braunton, UK
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Jane Cumming

Walk Description:




Sunday Smugglers Croyde.

...A rural remote village home to generations of farmers with   home to a lime kiln still in tact on the beach.

There were stories of tunnels from Baggy point to the remte farms

Park at the car park on the sea front, it is very basic but there are toilets a short walk inland on the footpath adjascent to the car park. Meet outside  the Smugglers cottage at the entrance to the car park overlooking the bay.We'll be walking inland first following one of the old smugglers footpaths that follow the stream inland under the cover of the trees and dense undergrowth deep in the bottom of a ravine like valley.  After 3/4 mile we will have to ascend slowly up a very steep section of  the footpath through six acre wood emerging to cross the lane to Higher Warcombe, one of the Smugglers homes.

 We'll walk to Damage Barton another estate that had wrecking rights, as they owned the land between Bull point and Lee. They  most likely stored many smuggled goods  that were landed at Bennetts Bay and secretly transported up the hidden stream in Kinevor (conniver) valley  that connects the beach dirrectly to the Barton!