Devon C2C options

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Re: Devon C2C options

Postby dodger » 21 Jan 2020, 7:25pm

The P&R at Coypool, at the start of the Plym Valley Trail, can be very quiet at night and I certainly wouldn't leave my car there overnight. Better to find a pleasant residential street and park there. Then just cycle to the trail.

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Re: Devon C2C options

Postby Mick F » 22 Jan 2020, 9:27am

Thehairs1970 wrote:
Mick F wrote:PS
Another reason the Park and Ride is usually full, is that the majority of staff at the massive Derriford Hospital use it as it's a free carpark. The staff have to pay to park at the hospital, so it's easy to car share, walk, or get the bus ............... and save a fortune at the same time.


Not true Mick. The staff aren't allowed to park at the hospital, for the majority. Hence they use the P&R. Or cycle like my other half.
Thanks for putting me right on that then.

Friend of ours used to work at Derriford Hosp, and she parked and had to pay ........... but that's five or six years ago, perhaps more. Things must have changed.
dodger wrote:The P&R at Coypool, at the start of the Plym Valley Trail, can be very quiet at night and I certainly wouldn't leave my car there overnight. Better to find a pleasant residential street and park there. Then just cycle to the trail.
Yes the Coypool place is a bit out of the way, and lots of tree cover, so no doubt crime-ridden overnight.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.39382 ... 384!8i8192

The George one is fine.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.42818 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Devon C2C options

Postby Thehairs1970 » 22 Jan 2020, 6:58pm

I'd rather park on a residential road than a car park anytime. Once the light goes, a car park seems the sort of place undesirables would target. And if they see a car there for a couple of nights....

Or maybe the reason my car hasn't been touched is that it just isn't good enough.

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Re: Devon C2C options

Postby Mick F » 22 Jan 2020, 8:53pm

Going back to a previous post of mine on this thread .............. you can park at Gunnislake Station for free for as long as you want.
No crime to speak of.
Locals park there all the time.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.51673 ... 312!8i6656
See that van?
Owned by a chap who lives nearby. He parks it there coz he can't park it at his house.
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