The pace of life has slowed right down. You’re settled into your self catering accommodation and you’re planning on exploring the area. However the last thing you want is to squeeze yourself into the car and negotiate yet more roads. Cornwall is timeless. You deserve an escape from driving. Taking things slowly is perfect for your spirit, especially when you’ve been working nose-to-grindstone for months on end. The answer? Take the bus. Bus travel is undoubtedly an eco friendly alternative. And it’s one of the better ways to take a look at this beautiful county in a chilled out way!
Have a look at glorious Bude for a start. From there you can travel on the bus to appealing places like Maramchurch, Kilkhampton, bustling Exeter, Hartland and Barnstaple. Today’s buses are spacious and comfortable. If you manage to snag a double decker you’ll enjoy outstanding vistas from the top deck. Bus travel is economical, fun plus a fantastic way to get a real feel for the beautiful surroundings. Give your driving head a good rest, relax and enjoy the ride. Hop on and off whenever you want. Take a picnic. Visit a few friendly pubs. You can even get lost if you fancy it. That’s what the best self catering holidays are about… lots of miniature expeditions of discovery.
In addition to being a superb base from which to discover the countless delights of Cornwall, Bude is a pleasant destination to explore in its own right. Pick a holiday cottage near Bude and have a look around the town’s charming ancient streets studded with interesting independent shops, restaurants and cafes, lined with pretty traditional fishing cottages. There’s friendly pubs and loads of exciting things to see and do, from Bude castle to rowing boat hire, guided surfing ‘experiences’ to beautiful gardens, horse riding, art galleries and golf. Or go mountainboarding for the extreme sports thrill of a lifetime.
Bus travel also opens up the county for walkers, backpackers and ramblers. If you take the car you’re generally restricted to a circular route. Take the bus and you can start or finish your walk anywhere you like along the county’s many bus routes. You can use the buses in Cornwall any time of the year whether you’re a sun seeker or you’ve fallen head over heels with the rugged coastline’s winter finery and wild weather. In short, self-catering holidays and bus travel go together like surf, sea and sand!