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Springtime Cornishman

Apr 13 , 2019 - Sat - 12:15 pm
A journey to and right across the West Country to far-flung Penzance

Picking up from Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and other stations we head to Cornwall with a journey through some of England’s most attractive scenery on this Saturday excursion. From Bristol we travel right across Somerset into Devon, down the Culm Valley into the Exe Estuary and along the Dawlish sea wall, over the steep gradients of South Devon to Plymouth and across the Tamar on Brunel’s masterpiece, the Royal Albert Bridge, into Cornwall for the following options:

Option A – Par (1200/1645) change here for the Newquay Branch Line and Options B and C.

Option B – Visit the Eden Project alighting at Par – Supplement £20 Adult £14 Junior

Option C – Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan alighting at Par – Supplement £20 Adult £14 Junior

Option DTruro (1220/1610)

Option ESt Erth (1250/1545) change here for the branchline to St IvesPay locally on the day

Option F – Explore Penzance (1305/1535) or perhaps visit the GWR Open Day at Long Rock DepotTickets must be booked in advance via the Billetto website. We understand there will be a bus shuttle between the railway station and depot.




The Springtime Cornishman (Pathfinder Tours)

  • DRS Class 68 & 88 Dorridge (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Par (sd) - Truro (sd) - St. Erth (sd) - Penzance (break/rev) & return


A quarter of a century ago, Class 50s Nos. 50050 and 50007 left London Waterloo for Penzance, returning east to Paddington for their final British Rail journey