A campaign is being launched to replace the old Baggy Point coastguard pole. The training pole at the headland between Croyde and Woolacombe is an iconic feature dating back to the 1930s but it has seen better days. Now the National Trust is appealing for help to raise £2,600 to replace it as part of its Coast 2015 celebrations, which celebrate the South West coastline. The old pole was used as a training tool by coastguards who fired rescue lines towards it as they would towards a ship which had run aground, before hoisting people to safety on a breaches buoy. It has gradually succumbed to the elements and National Trust Ranger Rob Linskill said: We think the pole is an important and popular part of the history and landscape of Baggy Point. We need your help to raise £2,600 this summer so that we can replace it and preserve the heritage of this coast. Visitors to Baggy Point can help by buying a raffle ticket or enjoying a walk out to the pole and showing support by using the newly installed donations box.