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Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

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Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

HI Experts

I will be in cornwall starting next week staying at Havens Rivierre sands ( Hayle ) for 4 days

Wanted to check if its possible to cover Minack Theatre & Lands End in a day via public Transport ( Heard frequency is not that great), then what are the buses or where should I search

If yes ,how should I go about ,any other suggestions about planning for this trip

+ Cornwall trip in general

Many thanks in advance

Rgds

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1. Re: Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

Yes you can do it with a bit of planning. You could even finish off the day with a trip on the open top 300 bus from Lands End to St. Ives. To do this you will need to take one or more of the following services:

First service 1A - see cornwallpublictransport.info/pdf_tts/FIRST_S…

First Service 300 - see firstgroup.com/ukbus/…300_explorer.pdf

Western Greyhound 501 - see www.westerngreyhound.com/route_pdf/501.pdf

Western Greyhound 504 - see www.westerngreyhound.com/route_pdf/504.pdf

Note that in Porthcurno, all the buses stop in the car park in the middle of the village, but only the 504 goes up the hill to the Minack Theatre. Also note that service 300 service does not start serving Porthcurno until 19th May.

One problem that you might have is timing the buses to meet those from Hayle Towans, as the only bus that is going up there at the moment is service 515 - see www.westerngreyhound.com/route_pdf/515.pdf . However there are plenty of buses from the centre of Hayle to Penzance and St.Ives.

Phil-the-Bus

Edited: 12 May 2013, 10:41
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2. Re: Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

It's a fair distance but you can walk from Hayle Towans to the main road into Hayle where you can pick up service 18 to Penzance. This is the main Truro/Penzance bus.

The open top bus around the Lands End peninsular is a beautiful run with fabulous views.

Another lovely ride from Penzance is the service 2 to Truro via Marazion, Porthleven and Helston. It goes through tiny villages and very narrow lanes, lovely scenery. You can then get the 18 or the 14 (the St Ives bus) back from Truro

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3. Re: Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

Western Greyhound lost 40 of their coaches (one third of their fleet) last night in a fire at their depot in Newquay so their service will be in chaos for some time.

Their service to Tintagel is in chaos at the best of times and buses always seem to be late, broken down or cancelled when ever my wife is waiting for one!!!!

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4. Re: Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

This is very sad news as I have always found WG's operations very reliable. However for the purposes of this thread, the fire is unlikely to affect their services around Penzance as the vehicles that operate them are garaged locally.

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5. Re: Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

HI Guys

Thanks for your help

used x18 (FIrst Bus)from Hayle town Centre to Penzance & then 501 (western grey Hound) to Minack theatre car park ,walked up to Minack theatre

Spent some time ,took 504 (Western Grey Hound) from Minack Theatre itself to lands End ,spent some time ,took open top 300 (First) ( running limited service till 19 May

Overall had a good experience thanks for your Help

Rgds

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6. Re: Hayle to Minack Theatre& LandsEnd in Day by Public Transport

Thanks for the feedback, pleased you had a good day

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