june, 2024

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.

Event Details

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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ESTIMATED TIMINGS


FaresAdultJuniorParty x4Availability
Premier Dining£299£279£1156Book Now
First Class£189£169£716Book Now
Standard Class£129£89£476Book Now

Book tickets

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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