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29junAll DayThe Mazey Day CornishmanTravel in style on this very special Pathfinder excursion to the annual Mazey Day celebrations in Penzance: Joining Stations: Dorridge, Birmingham New Street, Worcestershire Parkway, Cheltenham Spa, Cam & Dursley, Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads.

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SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2024

TRAVEL IN STYLE ON THIS VERY SPECIAL ANNUAL PATHFINDER EXCURSION

TO THE MAZEY DAY CELEBRATIONS IN PENZANCE

No-one quite knows how long ago it was the people of Cornwall started to celebrate Midsummer (Golowan in the Cornish language), but it was noted as ‘an antiquity’ in 1754.

Once away from Bristol, our journey is across the flats of Somerset and over the hills to Devon and Exeter. At the waters edge we now run along the Exe estuary and out onto the famed Dawlish Seawall, then inland to Newton Abbot and steeply up and down the edge of Dartmoor to Plymouth. We then cross the River Tamar on Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall.

Choose from one of the following off-train options:

Option A: Truro (for Falmouth)

Discover Truro: The Cathedral City!

Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Truro, a city steeped in history, with architectural wonders, quaint boutiques and crowned by its magnificent Cathedral.

Alternatively take the branch line train (payable locally) and enjoy the picturesque scenery on your way to the maritime town of Falmouth.

Option B: St Erth (for St. Ives)

Continuing West we reach St. Erth, where we set down for the branch line train (fare payable locally) to St. Ives, a small coastal town that offers something for everyone: Seaside, specialist shops, harbour and even the Tate Gallery.

Option C: Penzance

The end of the line at Penzance, where the Mazey Day festivities will be in full flow throughout the town and waterside.

Your visit grants you ample free time to delve into the heart of this quirky town. Meander through its charming streets, indulge in local delights, and uncover the tales that echo through its
historic corners. 

Known for its captivating pirate history, this vibrant destination promises a one-of-a-kind experience and conveniently located adjacent to the railway station. The bus station opens doors to local escapades.

Hop on board for thrilling journeys to must-see destinations such as Lands End, Mousehole, and the awe-inspiring Marazion, boasting the majestic St. Michaels Mount. Timings vary, ensuring an adventure that suits your schedule!

 

This excursion is expected to be hauled by a pair of Class 50 diesel locomotives courtesy of the Class Fifty Alliance, once a regular of mainstay work to the West of England.

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ON BOARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
– Reserved seats aligned with the carriage windows
– A printed excursion and journey guide for everyone
– A travelling licensed buffet with refreshments, including alcoholic and soft drinks 
– The Premier Dining service includes The Great British Breakfast, Elevenses and four course Evening Dinner
– Cheerful, friendly and helpful Pathfinder Stewards!

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Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £45 per person in First Class and Premier Dining.
Passengers will be able to enjoy the comfort of travelling in 1970’s ex-BR Intercity MK2 carriages.

Main Photo: Jack Boskett

 

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Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train. We organise up to 40 day excursions every year, as well as a number of weekend trips, travelling to many interesting destinations and events.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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TRAVELLING WITH MOBILITY EQUIPMENT 

We are happy to welcome aboard customers who have mobility equipment that requires storing on the train. As storage space is limited, the equipment must be foldable or demountable. We recommend lightweight equipment be brought to facilitate this. Please note that we do not carry any equipment for loan purposes on the trains – please bring along that which will make your day out manageable.

Often, we only have very limited stopping time at the stations – usually 2 to 3 minutes. Stewards are there to welcome all passengers onto the train and may not have the time to assist every individual who has equipment to manoeuvre. Travelling with a companion who can help you on and off the train would be beneficial.

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To operate our main line excursions Pathfinder Tours uses these professional train operating companies (TOC’s)…

DB Cargo (DB)

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

GB Railfreight (GBRf)

each of which is owned by a respected national or international parent company.

Bookings can be made with us in the knowledge that each excursion is run with your safety and welfare as the absolute priority.

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Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train. We organise up to 40 day excursions every year, as well as a number of weekend trips, travelling to many interesting destinations and events.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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