After months of negotiations with various Boscastle residents I am delighted to announce that this year we will have a Park and Ride scheme in operation. This will go a long way to alleviate the growing problem we have had each year of parking for people wanting to attend the Dark Gathering. The details are as follows:
Above is a screenshot of the field designated for the shuttle service. This service will operate between 10.30 am until 6.30 pm and will leave the field at half past the hour, and return from the main car park at quarter to the hour.
For those wishing to stay on for the evening, there is a break of one hour from the performances from 5 pm until 6 pm for those who wish to move their car and try to park in the main car park. Those who may be staying overnight will be able to leave their vehicle in the field overnight and retrieve their car in the morning after a short walk up the hill.
There will be no official charge for this service but a donation bucket will be available which we would ask that people give generously to. All proceeds go to Coastwatch who make up the team of volunteer marshals.
I would like at this point to extend my thanks to all the locals who have worked extremely hard to create this scheme, plus my grateful thanks to all those volunteers who will help run it on the day! 🙂
All of these arrangements are of course subject to change if the weather is awful – but of course that’s not going to happen is it! 😉