Places to visit from Bude on the bus

Clovelly clings to a 400 foot cliff in North Devon and has no vehicular traffic on its steeply cobbled street, just donkeys and sledges.

Visiting Clovelly is such a special experience. It is a beautiful picturesque fishing village, steeped in maritime atmosphere and history and was once owned by the Queen of England.

Its flower-strewn cottages “tumble like a waterfall” down a cleft in the cliff to the ancient working port. There are breathtaking views down-a-long the traffic-free high street. The street is unique with just its donkeys and sledges. And the working harbour, with its 14th century quay, is another scene to be captured as a treasured memory.

The village is great for visitors, groups. and educational parties. It promises visitors a wonderful day out, full of memories.  The village’s accessibility can be challenging for those with limited mobility.

There is a must-see film show of the history of the village, access to craft workshops for silk and pottery, Charles Kingsley and Fisherman’s Cottage museums, seeing the famous donkeys, two welcoming inns. Plus Clovelly Court Gardens at the top of the village. There is also a free Fun Trail for children who could win a prize.

Visit any of the annual festivals such as “Seaweed” June, “Maritime” July, “Lobster and Crab” September and “Herring” November and there is no extra charge.

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The small vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac is a great place to visit.  Most people head off in search of Doc Martin… but it was also used for filming the Poldark series, and ‘Nightmare Man’ where it was beautifully depicted albeit as a village in the Hebrides!

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Boscastle is home to great little independent shops and scenic walks.  The medieval harbour is the main attraction of this pretty Atlantic coast town. The so-called “hanging valleys” and a spectacular waterfall make this a must see destination for photographers and geology enthusiasts alike.

Must do…

  1. Visit the harbour, which was built in medieval times.
  2. Watch the Blowhole (best an hour before and  after low tide). See it just beyond the outer harbour wall.
  3. Pentargon waterfall, a short walk north in the direction of Crackington Haven.
  4. Walk to the Coastwatch lookout, head south west down the coast path, you can see it from the harbour, a good climb.
  5. See Forrabury stitches, a medieval strip field system. Found by the Coastwatch lookout, these date back to medieval times and are managed by the National Trust to maximise wildlife diversity.
  6. Walk the Valency Valley. The river by the main village car park is the Valency. Follow it inland to discover this wonderful valley.
  7. Walk to Tintagel on the coast path.
  8. Explore the local churches, Minster, St. Juliot (Thomas Hardy met his first wife here)

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Tintagel offers stunning, craggy coastal views and an intoxicating blend of myth and history make this Cornish town a magnet for summer visitors. Whether or not you believe King Arthur and Merlin shared a pint of ale here, there is a genuine magic and fun to be had with the many attractions and gift shops, as well as the less mythical but equally fascinating slate-mining heritage and medieval ruins of the area. Tintagel Castle, which boasts spectacular cliff top views, and peep around Merlin’s Cave, located directly beneath Tintagel Castle.

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Get the bus to Crackington Haven and walk back to Bude.  It’s a 9 mile walk, but you wont be in a rush and you’ll be rewarded with some the very best scenery…

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Get the bus to Widemouth Bay and walk back to Bude.  It’s a great way to experience the Coast Path if your looking for a shortish and fairly easy walk (couple of hours).

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First Kernow

Day Child | £6.50

2 Day Child | £9.50

Day Adult | £13.00

3 Day Child  | £13.00

Week Child | £14.00

2 Day Adult | £19.00

Day Family (2 Adults & 4 Children | £26.00

3 Day Adult | £26.00

Week Adult  | £28.00

2 Day Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) | £38.00

3 Day Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) | £52.00

Week Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) | £56.00


Stagecoach SW Explorer Child | £5.50

Devon Dayrider Child | £6.20

Explorer (Young Person 16-18) | £7.00

Explorer Adult | £8.30

Devon Dayrider Adult | £9.30

Explorer (Group up to 5 people) | £16.60

Devon Dayrider (Family 2 Adults & 3 Children) | £18.60

Stagecoach SW MegaRider Gold Adult | £30.00

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