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Saturday, October 24, 2009

South West Park And Ride Schemes

The South West has a number of Park and Ride schemes to ease congestion during the busy summer holiday season and at all other times of the year in larger towns. The one pictured is in Lyme Regis.

Park And Ride Schemes

In Dorset, Dorchester has had a Park And Ride facility since April 2007. There are also summer visitor Park And Ride services in Bridport, Lyme Regis, and Weymouth.
In Cornwall, Truro's Park And Ride is at Langarth Park on the A390 near Threemilestone, with new Mercedes buses running Monday-Saturday from 7am-7pm into Truro town centre. Buses leave Langarth Park every 10 minutes between 7am to 10.30am and then from 2.30pm to 6pm Monday to Friday and every 15 minutes at all other times.

Planning pemission is awaiting for an 823 vehicle Park And Ride scheme for Exeter at the Ide interchange off the A30 in the Alphin Brook Conservation Area. Exeter has 3 existing schemes from Honiton Road, Sowton and Matford all operated by Stagecoach running to Paris Street and South Street (from Matford). Both Paris Street and South Street are a short stroll from Exeter High Street.
The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital also run a Park & Ride service to Wonford Hospital from Digby (near Tesco, the railway station and junction 30 of the M5).
Plymouth's scheme utilizes high-tech buses with TV screens and leather seating.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Salcombe Devon

Salcombe, in the South Hams, is one of the country's most beautiful spots for sailing and yatching.


Now an up-market resort for the yachting set, Salcombe's history was as a fishing port and boat-building and repair centre.


Salcombe gets very busy in summer as visitors throng the narrow streets. There is an old ruined Civil War-era castle, Fort Charles, at the entrance to the harbour, the Salcombe Maritime Museum and some recommended seafood restaurants and pubs to keep you entertained.

Many of the properties in the village are second homes for people in the capital.

Salcombe is five miles downriver from Kingsbridge on the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary. The hourly #606 bus connects the two places. There's a tourist office just off Whitestrand Quay.

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