Exeter, Dartmoor & the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Exeter, Dartmoor & the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

A new 4 day tour experiencing the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Friday 8 June  £299

Single Supplement £45

 

INSURANCE £22.50 inc IPT

 

INCLUDING

3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.

Excursions as described.

Journey on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.

Day 1 Friday

We drive south-westwards to Devon, arriving for 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter.

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Day 2 Saturday

Free morning in Exeter. It has an ttractive, historic centre round the Cathedral with its Gothic Vaulting and famed stained glass. Look for the 14th/15th century water supply in lead pipes in unique vaulted underground passages and enjoy the colourful Quayside with market, food stalls and bars. Drive out this afternoon to Dartmoor. There are fantastic views when we are up at Haytor and an ideal village for tea at Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

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Day 3 Sunday

Into Cornwall for an included journey on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. The only full size steam locomotives in the county operate a 13 mile round trip through beautiful countryside in the style of a 1950s branch line from Bodmin General to Bodmin Parkway. There should also be time for some sightseeing in Bodmin.

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Day 4 Monday

Leave after breakfast for home, following the A30 route (a change from motorways) as far as our en route stop in Salisbury.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Opportunities, on a new 4 day weekend tour, to try out an attraction not previously featured, the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, and to have enough time in Exeter for its unique sights – Gothic Vaulting in the Cathdedral, its vaulted underground passages and the animated scene at the Quayside. Dartmoor too, with its rugged moorland and unspoilt villages.

 

GIPSY HILL HOTEL

www.gipsyhillhotel.co.uk.

Exeter’s best kept secret hotel is surrounded by three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and is a taste of the Devon countryside just a couple of miles away from the vibrant & historic city. There are comfortable, all different, rooms with the usual facilities. Restaurant with pleasant views and a great menu.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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