Devon Transportation

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Devon Transportation

  • Babbacombe Cliff Railway.

    Built in 1926 the railway is an ideal way of visiting Oddicombe Beach which is close to Torquay in the county of Devon.Using the railway saves a lengthy and steep walk to or from the beach.

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  • Cycle Touring - Dawes Sardar Expedition...

    I was, as always, limited by my budget when choosing a bike, but even when considering the more expensive models, I would still have stuck to the Sardar. Dawes refer to it as an expedition bike as it has the oversized frame of a tourer, allowing plenty of room for panniers without them conflicting with the pedals, yet has the build of a mountain...

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  • Exeter to N Devon By Train - The Tarka...

    This really is a great little train journey, travelling the 39 miles from Exeter up to Barnstaple (or vice versa of course), following for the most part the valleys of rivers Exe, Yeo and Taw with stunning rural scenery as the train winds along the respective rivers' courses, often criss-crossing them on Victorian railway bridges. The Tarka Line...

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  • Kingswear - Dartmouth Ferry

    There are 2 car ferries which cross the River Dart, higher & lower. I personally always use the lower ferry, just out of habit.The crossing takes less than 5 minutes, Costs £3.00 each way (bit steep!!)You can buy a book for 20 crossings for only £16.00, which takes the price down to 80p a crossing, quite a saving. Foot passangers cost £1.00 each...

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  • Getting to Teignmouth on train from...

    If you are coming from London, then there should be a train from Waterloo. Some of the stations it visits on the way are:Salisbury (platform 4)TisburyCrewkernGillinghamAxminster. Very long tunnel which pop's earsHonitonFenitonPinhoeExeter CentralExeter St davidsDawlishTeignmouth.The journey takes about two hours and a quarter.

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  • Getting to Cockington

    There are a few ways to get to Cockington.Walking (or by Car):Follow the road inland from Livermead Beach (just up from Corbyn's Head). At the first junction cross the road and then take the country path beside the Cockington stream. This will take you directly into the village. Although the road runs next to this path.Alternatively follow Walnut...

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  • Devon & Cornwall Railcard

    This is a great bargain. For £10 residents of the two counties can buy this annual pass which entitles the holder to 1/3 off all off-peak train tickets within Devon and Cornwall. Then for a double plus the discount also applies to the Devon Day Ranger ticket which brings the price down to £6.60 for a day's unlimited travel around Devon's rail...

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  • IMO The Best Map For Finding Your Way...

    This A-Z map is definitely the most useful for navigating Devon. It shows all the roads, railway lines and most of the walking paths as well as highlighting most of the main tourist attractions. The town and city plans are especially useful for those travelling by public transport as they show the bus and rail stations and the gazeteer indexes and...

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  • The Devon Day Ranger

    Unfortunately the late 1960's Beeching cuts in the, then, British Rail network resulted in the closure of many of Devon's rural rail services. However what remains is still a pretty good network and some of the train journeys are spectacularly scenic.Exeter St David's station is the hub of the system and from here you can follow the River Exe and...

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  • Go For A Few Beers Then Get Driven Home!

    Not being a car driver myself this is something that I won't have the opportunity to use but it sounds like an enterprising idea.Basically if you're going out for a drink in North Devon then you can book a driver to pick you and your car up at a specified time and place (from midday until late). The chauffeur arrrives on a collapsible motorbike...

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  • Getting Around South Devon By Bus

    Exeter Bus Station, at Paris Street, is the city's bus transportation centre, from which the two main bus companies, Stagecoach and First, cover all of South Devon. Both have links to Barnstaple (and hence accessing the North of the County) the direct route being covered by Stagecoach. This is also the terminus for National Express services linking...

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  • Getting Around North Devon By Bus

    Barnstaple is the transport hub for all of North Devon. From the bus station here in the town centre (Belle Meadow, at the end of Queen Street) there are regular bus services all over the area, as well as services to and from Exeter to access the south of the County.The two main service providers are First and Stagecoach (websites below) and there...

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  • Cycle Touring - Saddle

    The only modification I made to the bike is the saddle. I bit the bullet and went for a Brooks B17 pure leather saddle, much to the amusement of the shop assistant. They say that it can take 500 miles to brake these babies in when they will become the most comfortable saddle in existence, though in the interim they will be hell to sit on....

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  • Cycle Touring - Bike Accessories

    Pocket Rocket Master Blaster - a big name for a very little pump.2 large water bottles.Cateye 'Enduro 8' bike computer.Raleigh wing mirror (I know, normaly only librarians have wing mirrors on their bikes but Ive found it invaluable.)Shower Cap - pure leather seats have to be kept dry, so there was a choice of a specific seat cover which are...

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  • Cycle Touring - Panniers

    Had I the cash I would have probably gone for Ortlieb panniers as everyone who has them raves about them, but they are the most expensive too. I settled for Altura 'Dryline' front, rear and handle bar bags. As the name suggests, they are waterproof and have the easy to use Klickfit release mechanism. Excellent. The only gripe is that the map holder...

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  • No Bus Service? - Try The Devon Fare...

    At the time of writing (Nov 2007) this is something I have yet to use but doing some public transport research for this page came across it on the Devonbus site and it certainly looks interesting.The "Fare Car" system is an innovative experiment in providing public transport to isolated areas where it is uneconomic to run a regular bus service. The...

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  • Rural Bus Services in Devon

    Devon is the 3rd largest county in England and also one of the most sparsely populated with many of its villages being little more than hamlets scattered piecemeal like water droplets flicked from the fingers against a mirror. The main towns and cities are, for the most part, towards the county boundary areas thus leaving the interior, and its...

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  • Dartmouth Ferry

    A great way to travel from Dartmouth to Dartmouth Castle at the end of the Dart Estuary. Don't remember the exact cost, but it was not expensive.

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  • Rental Car from Heathrow Airport

    When I travel, I like to be free to do my own thing and to see the countryside as the whim strikes me! In other words, I almost always arrange for a rental car if it is at all safe and affordable. The Christmas, 2005 trip was no different from the last few that I have taken to England in that I had pre-arranged a Hertz rental pick-up at Heathrow...

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  • Be Prepared to Give Way (Yield)

    In all the cities, towns and villages that we drove through (and sometimes on the highways themselves), you will find that it is common to find vehicles parked partially on the sidewalk and partially on one of the two available lanes. In these circumstances, be prepared to give way to the oncoming traffic if happens to be your side of the street...

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  • Devon Stagecoach

    For £17 you can get a Gold Rider Ticket which will give you unlimited bus travel around Devon. This is very handy and saves you lots of money for travel. There's also an open-top bus which goes between Teignmouth & Dawlish, running until September. Buses 85 go to Torquay & 85D are the one's going to Dawlish.

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  • Devon Stagecoach + The Goldrider ticket

    For £17 you can get a Gold Rider Ticket which will give you unlimited bus travel around Devon. This is very handy and saves you lots of money for travel. There's also an open-top bus which goes between Teignmouth & Dawlish.

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  • is Teignmouth Station stuck in the...

    Teignmouth is a loveley seaside town, but the station (opened in 1846) is small & only has two platforms. Sometimes speeders on the way to Cornwall will whizz through at an ungodly speed. You can always tell their coming, because the rails will start humming & making a funny whirring noise.There's a lot of alterarions going on at the moment. At the...

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  • Little Red Train

    This wee Red train used to run between Ilfracombe Harbour and the town centre.It cost £1 to go on,its for the kids really !!!!

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  • Cremyll Ferry

    Cremyll Passanger takes you between Stonehouse in Plymouth and Cremyll, Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall. There is a free carpark at Admirals Hard on the Plymouth side.The Ferry only takes 7 minutes & costs £1.00 each way.First ferry of the day starts at 06.50, service finishes at 20.15

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  • Busing around

    The best option is to explore Devon by car. If that is not possible then your next best option is the bus.Some services are great, like in Torbay, Newton Abbot, Plymouth & Exeter & other larger places. Others like Dartmoor & the South Hams you have to make sure you have a timetable so you are not left out in the sticks!Check out the Website below...

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  • Hills and Valleys galore!

    We drove to Devon and I would recommend that you make sure your car's brakes are 100% if you're going to drive in the Lynmouth area. There are some extremely steep roads, which are also very narrow . You can spot the tourists, because we drive so slowly compared to the locals who know every bend and are used to the roads.

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