The nearest train station to Penhale Caravan and Camping Park is two and a half miles away in Par. Travelling by train in Cornwall is a great way to avoid the summer traffic and see the beautiful countryside. There are some charming little stations, such as Bodmin Parkway and Looe.
Par railway station connects the main line with the line to Newquay. Truro is also a surprisingly short journey by train from Par, avoiding any traffic or parking worries. Or change at Liskeard for the picturesque line to Looe.
The small car park at Par station is free of charge.
Par Railway Station
National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 22 33 www.traveline.org.uk
No 525 Western Greyhound Bus
This service runs between Fowey and Mevagissey, and will stop at the entrance to Penhale Caravan Park if hailed. The service stops at Fowey, Polkerris turning, Par Sands, Par Railway Station, Charlestown, Penrice, St Austell and Mevagissey. The buses run hourly, six days a week, and every other hour on a Sunday. The service runs all year.
No 524 Western Greyhound Bus
This service runs between Fowey and Mevagissey, but does not pass right past the entrance to Penhale. It stops at Fowey, Tywardreath, Par Station, St Blazey, Holmbush, St Austell and Mevagissey. The buses run hourly, six days a week, and every other hour on a Sunday. The service runs all year.
For help with bus times, fares or lost property, contact the Passenger Information Team:
Fowey Town Bus
This local minibus service runs between the main car park on Hanson Drive and the centre of Fowey town. From May 1st until October 31st the service operates from 10am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday from 1pm to 7pm. There is a limited winter service. For more information contact Julie Yeo.
Tel: 01726 816961 / 07703 292531
Fowey to Polruan Passenger and Cycle Ferry
This passenger ferry runs a service between Fowey and Polruan. Operating every day, except Christmas Day, it leaves each side every 10 to 15 minutes. Dogs, bicycles and pushchairs are welcome but be aware that the ferry is reached by steps on both sides of the river.
The ferry runs from either Fowey Town Quay or Whitehouse Slip (400m west of Fowey town centre along the Esplanade), to Polruan Quay. Subject to weather conditions. For more details, check the information boards at the landing points or contact the operator.
Tel: 01726 870232
Fowey to Bodinnick Car Ferry
This continuous daily service goes from Fowey, over the river to Bodinnick, where you can then drive on to Polruan, Looe or Polperro. There are some beautiful beaches to explore on this side of the river, such as Lansallos and Lantic Bay. At the Four Turnings roundabout, go straight over, following the signs for the Bodinnick Ferry.
Tel: 01726 870232
Fowey to Mevagissey Passenger Ferry
There is also a regular ferry service to Mevagissey from Whitehouse Slip in Fowey. The crossing takes about 30 -40 minutes, and is a really enjoyable and popular day trip in itself.
You could combine the ferry trip with a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, as they are within walking distance of Mevagissey. There are handy walking maps available on board to guide you.
Tickets are sold on board, so arrive early to secure a seat. Dogs are allowed on board. Bicycles are also allowed with prior arrangement.
For more information contact the operators:
Tel: 07977 203394
For daily operating times please contact the duty driver on channel 6 or 07774 906730
Coastal Cars of Fowey
Tel: 01726 832372
A & J Private Hire
Tel: 01726 81489
Tel: 01726 814095
White River Taxis
Tel: 01726 212385
Budget Cornwall Car Hire, Newquay
Tel. 01637 874449 or 07790 039780
Beech Motors, St Austell
Tel: 01726 74743.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Bodmin
Tel: 0800 9542915
The Original Bridge Bike Hire, Wadebridge
Tel: 01208 813050
Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire, St Austell
Tel: 01726 844242
Bike Smart Cycle Hire, Wadebridge
Tel: 01208 814545
Bodmin Bikes, Bodmin
Tel: 01208 73192
Fowey River Boat Hire, Mill Pool Yard, Passage Lane, Fowey, PL23 1JS
Tel: 01726 832874
Fowey Boat Hire. Steve Langmaid is based on Town Quay, Fowey
Tel: 07989 991115