Go Car-Free

South West 660 is a road trip with a difference – it can be enjoyed driving your own car or motorbike, but also by using public transport or your bicycle!

And if you are considering the public transport options, why not turn it into a hybrid route combining public transport with walking sections of the South West Coast Path? More on all of this below.

Daymark Tower
Cornish beach

South West 660 by Public Transport

South West 660 is remarkably easy to travel using train and bus. It will require a bit more planning, and flexibility at times, but with the right level of preparation and using the relevant apps, you will see the south west coastline like you never have before.

And what is more, you are not restricted to September to June as we recommend car and motorbike users to do. In fact, with some additional bus services laid on in Spring and Summer (some of which are open-top double deckers!) summer can be a perfect time to explore South West 660 car-free.

GWR provide a fast and scenic route to the West Country from London and Bristol, and there are some fantastic tickets available such as Ride Cornwall and PlusBus.

Membership

Signing up as a South West 660 member gives you access to a raft of very useful information helping you plan the trip, as well as many member-only offers for accommodation, food and drink.

The South West 660

South West 660 by Bike

We are finalising maps and .gpx files for those of you looking at cycling South West 660. Watch this space!

Rock Ferry
Tamar Bridge

South West 660 Hybrid Options

Travelling South West 660 by Public Transport offers a further opportunity, which is to turn your SW660 experience into a hybrid trip: use train or bus where you wish, and walk the South West Coast Path in those sections where maybe public transport is either somewhat patchy, or forcing you into long detours.

The latter is particularly relevant in, for example, the SW660 stretch between St Mawes and the Lizard Peninsula, where a large number of estuaries means travelling long distances inland. Walking and using small foot ferries will allow you to stay on the coast and enhance your experience no end.

Inspiration

For inspiration on the Hybrid Option, check out this brilliant blog by Rachel Mead

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