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10 great Devon day trips by train this summer

Forget the hassle of traffic and parking – with so many local adventures to be had, where will the train take you this summer? Check out 10 of our favourite destinations: 1. PLYMOUTH Hit the shops at Drake Circus, explore the Barbican or take a dip in Tinside Lido. Visit the National Marine Aquarium, try the IMAX at The Barcode and discover The Box, the […]

Forder Viaduct, Cornwall

10 great summer day trip ideas by train

Forget the hassle of traffic and parking – with two trains an hour on the Cornish Main Line, explore by train this summer. Check out 10 of our favourite local day trip ideas: 1. PLYMOUTH Hit the shops at Drake Circus, explore the Barbican or take a dip at the Tinside Lido. Visit the National […]


Free guided walk: Duloe Village & Stone Circle

Hop on the scenic Looe Valley Line on Wednesday 5th June and head out on a free guided walk with professional Blue Badge tour guide, Mark Camp. The Walk Mark will be there to greet you off the train at Causeland station midway down the line (see below for train times). You’ll first follow a quiet road […]


Tavistock – visit by train and bus

Visit the historic town of Tavistock to discover its bustling market, delicious local food and independent shops.  It’s easy by train and onward bus. Take the Dartmoor Line from Exeter to Okehampton, then hop on the 118 Rail Link bus right outside the railway station. PLACES TO EXPLORE In our video, Aya and Charlie explore […]


Open Gardens in Calstock – get there by train

St Luke’s Open Gardens season is back for 2024! Hop on the scenic Tamar Valley Line on Sunday 26th May, and feel inspired as you explore a host of beautiful gardens in the picturesque village of Calstock in Cornwall, just 30 minutes from Plymouth. What is Open Gardens? Open Gardens is an enjoyable and inspiring […]


Great Dartmoor pubs on the Granite Way

Highwayman Inn (Julie Mac, Creative Commons) Hop on the train to Okehampton, then explore the Granite Way to Lydford and treat yourself to a cosy pub lunch along the way – including at “Britain’s most unusual inn”. What is the Granite Way? The Granite Way is an 11-mile multi-use trail starting at Okehampton station. It […]

Salcombe, with boats in foreground

Salcombe – visit by train and bus

Salcombe is a real Devon gem with its golden beaches, boat trips, top food & drink, art galleries, boutique shops and coastal walks. It’s easy to visit by train and bus. Take the train to Totnes (just 2 hours 45 minutes from London Paddington), then hop on the bus to Salcombe right outside the station. […]


Free guided walk: Explore the Bere Peninsula

Hop aboard the charming Tamar Valley Line on Friday 26th April, for a free guided walk from Bere Alston to Bere Ferrers led by Clive Charlton, knowledgable local historian and proud Bere Peninsula resident. As you take in the views from the train, get ready to dive into the valley’s rich history through Clive’s unique […]


Free guided walk: Looe’s history & coastal views

Hop on the scenic Looe Valley Line on Thursday 18th April and head out on a free guided walk with professional Blue Badge tour guide, Mark Camp. Enjoy stunning views of the estuary as you ride the train, learn about Looe’s fascinating history from a local perspective and meet new people. The walk Mark will […]

Meet the Easter Bunny on the train - Wed 3 April

Meet the Easter Bunny on the train

On Wednesday 3rd April, take the 10.28 from Plymouth station to meet the Easter Bunny on the train, who will be giving out fun size eggs to all the children. For a great Easter day trip, enjoy the scenic 30-minute journey with the bunny from Plymouth to Calstock (crossing the 100-ft Calstock Viaduct pictured above) […]