How far will they go from their car?
Yesterday whilst riding near Ivinghoe Beacon I came across about a mile of standing traffic waiting to get inro the main parking/cafe area. The thing is I know there are four smaller car parks before you get to the main one, but they were all empty, and they're not hidden they were all alongside where people were queing.
To park in any one of them would mean a sub seven minute walk to the cafe area.
The same further on. There was I think a mushroom thingy set up by the forestry, a nice little car park there for every one. But when it was full they just parked along the narrow lane, just leaving enough romm for a single car. Less than a hundred yards further down the lane and visible from where they were gathering was a second and completely empty carpark.
I'm always a bit staggered and TBH smug feeling when I see this. Even my local off road patch has a cafe and there are always cars parked everywhere (unless it's wet) but only travel 100 yards and you wont see a soul.
The said cafe does a roaring trade in full English breakfasts for people that stepped out of their cars, walked round the corner and came back again.
Back to the queing. I saw a workmate with his kids in the traffic. I told him to turn round park up in a certain spot. Follow the well marked trail along the Ridgeway. After 30mins of great walking you'll be at the cafe, have a nice break and walk back. He called me yesterday evening almost speechless at how stunning the area was. All he would have seen in the main area is cars and ice cream vans.