Devon & Cornwall

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  1. kiwicamper

    kiwicamper Read Only Funster

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    Bit worried about where to park the motorhome whilst touring these two counties.
    Any suggestions as to the best method of getting around?
    we have bikes ,are there any rail trails,or is it best to get buses to major towns.
     
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    Carnon Downs is a good central site nr Truro - lots of good local walks and pubs and on a bus route! Excellent site and great facilities
     
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    just go where ever you want .theres loads of places in every town to stop . playparks .super markets . quiet roads . a few wild beach carparks . i,m sure you will find them . clifftop
    parking is almost every where.
    you could stop a night here in my front garden if you want . its tarmac . very often have a camper stoping for a few days so check first. but another place is available.
     
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    there is so much to see in north Devon and the Tarka trail runs along old railway tracks. it is rather hilly but the old rail tracks cut out the worse of the hills. historic houses, zoos, beaches, cliff walks and fishing are plentiful.
    busses will usually stop by request
    Best two counties in the UK, plus of course the pasties and cream teas:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: and cider Oh yes the cider:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Plenty of places to stop in Cornwall, and plenty of cycle trails and byways. I think on the byway side of things, there are 260 miles of them which often link better than roads.

    Lots of small rail links too - for example, St Austell to Newquay is a couple of pounds return, and you can take you bikes. Easier to do that than drive there or cycle. Interesting routes on disused lines, treffrey bridge was one of the first aqua/viaducts built in cornwall. Featured in The Omen 3 apparently. They recently rescued and refurbished the old line around that area too.

    So much to investigate - give me a shout when you come over and I can lend you some maps.
     
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    Be very careful in Cornwall not to rely on your satnav. Quite likely it will take you down single track roads and you will be scraping the sides. Of course it gets even worse if somebody is coming the other way. Best to look at the map and avoid the very thin roads.
     
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    It's not only satnavs - my copilot has a tendency to do the same :Rofl1:

    Seriously tho kiwicamper, we are regular visitors to Devon and Cornwall, and have had very little problem finding somewhere to park up or getting around in the van. There are some scrapey moments, but worth a few branch scrapes to get to some of the most beautiful spots in the UK :BigGrin:

    Ordnance Survey Explorer maps are useful in deciding if a road is just too skinny. In combination with iPad and Googlemaps to spot possible parking places.

    National Trust car parks are very useful if you're looking for a quiet spot with stunning views to park up. Worth getting a NT sticker if you can. Or you can join up online and print off temporary membership to display.

    Jamie.
     
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    just becarefull near st agnes and blue hills area by the coast .its narrow steep and i can only just sneak through in my bongo ,width and height a problem . but its well sign posted .
    always keep eyes open for width /height signs its important .
     
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