Your travel advisory
West Cornwall. Reputedly too far for civilised people. Whisper it quietly but this isn't quite true. The upside of such a legend is that the roads down here are much less crowded.
With the A30 now dual carriageway nearly all the way to Penzance, CAR journey times are now much shortened and we take barely longer to reach than the fleshpots of Padstow, Falmouth or Newquay.
The London - Mousehole early morning milk run has been done in less than four hours, but you should allow a little more than five.
There are two westbound stationary speed cameras on the A30, both on downhill single carriageway stretches, one near Marazanvose, the other near Roseworthy. Are they operational? We've never tested them.
TRAINS from London (First Great Western) and Bristol/The Midlands (Virgin) cover the ground pretty quickly as far as Plymouth.
But do be aware that the line from Plymouth is slow and winding, although undeniably pretty. If time is of the essence, or if you would like to explore, do hire a car at Plymouth or Exeter.
If you prefer to FLY, Newquay takes flights from a few regional airports and we are but an hour’s drive in a hire car (details to the right). Or Exeter is the next best option.