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Green Days Out

Suggestions and ideas to help you explore the area without the car including information on travelling to attractions and other towns by public transport as well as alternative ways of sight seeing.

Public Transport from Fowey

Town Bus
Operates between the Main car park on Hanson Drive and outside the Church in the Town.
1st May to 31st October 1000 - 1800hrs Monday – Saturday and 1300 -1800hrs on Sunday.
1st November to 30th April - limited winter service, for further details contact Julie Yeo +44(0)1726 816961/07703 292531

No. 481 Polruan Bus Service
Between Polruan, Lansallos, Polperro, and Looe
All Year Mondays – Fridays. Limited service on Wednesdays
Contact +44(0)1726 861108.

No 24/25 First Kernow Bus                                                                                    
Calling at Fowey, Polmear, Tywardreath, Par, St Blazey, Holmbush, Charlestown St Austell, Penrice Hospital, Pentewan and Mevagissey.  Regular service, all year. Visit for more information
You can catch connecting buses from St Austell Bus Station to all parts of Cornwall

Par Train Station
There are mainline trains travelling east and west as well as a branch line to Newquay.

Attractions to Visit by Public Transport

Lanhydrock House
Owned by the National Trust. +44(0)1208 265950
Bus to Par station, train to Bodmin Parkway and 1 mile walk on the coach drive.

Restormel Castle
English Heritage Norman Castle +44(0)1208 872687
Bus to Par station, train to Lostwithiel, walk 1.5 miles.

Shipwreck Centre
Charlestown +44(0)1726 69897
Bus to Charlestown

Newquay Zoo
+44(0)1637 873342
Bus to Par station, train to Newquay, walk or taxi to the zoo.

Blue Reef Aquarium
Newquay +44(0)1637 872578
Bus to Par station, train to Newquay followed by short walk.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
+44(0)1726 845100
Bus to Mevagissey and walk or Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry and walk (summer only).

Eden Project
+44(0)1726 811911
Bus to St Austell and another to Eden, or bus to St Blazey and
45 minute road or footpath walk to Eden.

Pinetum Park
+44(0)1726 73500 
Bus and  short walk.

Marsh Villa Gardens
+44(0)1726 815920
Bus to Par Station and short walk.

Kidz World
Indoor children’s play centre +44(0)1726 815553
Bus and short walk.

Pentewan Valley Cycle Trail
Between St Austell and Mevagissey. Cycle Hire +44(0)1726 844242
Bus to Pentewan

Polkyth Leisure Centre
+44(0)1726 832908
Bus to St Austell Bus Station and short walk

Waterworld at Trenance Leisure Park
Newquay +44(0)1637 853828
Bus to Par station, a train to Newquay and walk.

Wheal Martin China Clay Country Park
+44(0)1726 850362
Bus to St Austell then 1.75 mile walk along clay trail.

Towns and Villages to Visit From Fowey

Polruan - Passenger ferry from Whitehouse Quay (summer) Town Quay (winter).
Polperro - Bus from Polruan.
Looe - Bus from Polruan.
Mevagissey - Bus or Mevagissey Ferry from Whitehouse, Fowey (summer only).
St Austell - Bus.
Charlestown - Bus
Newquay - Bus to Par station then train.
Lostwithiel - Bus to Par station then train.
Truro - Bus to Par station then train.
Falmouth - Bus to Par station then train to Truro and change.

Linear Walks with Return Transport

Coastal footpath from Fowey to Par – return by bus.
Coastal footpath from Fowey to Looe or Polperro – return by bus.
Coastal footpath from Par to Mevagissey – bus to Par, walk and then return to Fowey by bus from Mevagissey.
Luxulyan Valley – bus  to Par Station and train to Luxulyan, walk to Par bus returning to Fowey.
Golant – First Kernow No 24 bus from Fowey to Castle Dore, walk to Golant and return along footpath.


Pentewan trail – Bus to Pentewan, hire bikes.
Camel Trail - Bus to Par Station, train to Bodmin Parkway, bus to Boscarne Junction or Wadebridge, hire bikes.
Use of own bikes on Clay trails – leaflet available from Tourist Information.

Other Activities

River trips from Fowey to Lerryn and Lostwithiel, boat trips to Looe and Polperro (weather permitting) +44(0)1726 833289 / 07776141242
Canoeing with Encounter Cornwall 01726 832104 or Fowey River Expeditions +44(0)1726 833627/833019.
Guided Walks – Tuesdays 1100hrs during summer from Town Quay +44(0)1726 832580

For further timetable information for public transport call Traveline on 0870 608 2608, or plan your journey using
Please check details before travelling.
All information was deemed correct at the time of publication.
No responsibility can be held for any errors or omissions.

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