Public transport

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Bus service

372 bus service

372 bus service

Beacon Buses operates a bus service between Bradworthy, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Barnstaple and adjacent villages.

Services operate daily, Monday to Friday during term time. During college holidays, the early morning Bradworthy- Barnstaple and late afternoon return service do not run.

Timetable extract:

Buckland Brewer        0755  1025
Hooper's Water         0800  1030  1520
Bideford               0815  1045  1530
Petroc                 0840  1102  1545
Barnstaple bus station       1110  1550

Barnstaple bus station       1330  1630
Petroc                       1338  1640
Bideford               0910  1355  1705
Hooper's Water         0920  1410  1720
Buckland Brewer              1415  1725

Traveline South West has a full copy of the timetable (pdf 26 kB opens in new window).

Traveline has details of all other services in the north Devon area. Stagecoach operates frequent services between Appledore/Westward Ho!, Bideford, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

Torridge Community Transport Association


TCTA taxi

Torridge Community Transport Association (TCTA) endeavours to provide a “transportation safety net for all”, young and old, able bodied and disabled. The association works with all members of the community to address their transport needs aiming to develop community transport services within the area. These vital services will attempt to tackle aspects of social exclusion brought about by transport infrastructure issues, thus promoting equality of opportunity and improving access to social, health, employment, leisure, and education services.

TCTA’s Ring & Ride service is now operating on a weekly basis throughout the area and this is due to a generous funding award from Tesco’s supermarkets. As part of a Section 106 Planning Gain encompassed in the development of their new store at East-the-Water Bideford, Tesco’s donated funds to enable TCTA to purchase a 15 seater Minibus. As an added bonus this funding also enabled the purchase of a smaller 7 seater vehicle with wheelchair accessibility offering safe transport for the user who has to remain in their wheelchair during a journey. The three vehicles now operated by the association enable TCTA to offer supplementary services such as a Passenger Excursion Club and a Community Group Hire service giving registered passengers and groups the ability to utilise the vehicles at weekends and evenings.

TCTA currently operates one of the largest volunteer car schemes in Devon providing transport services not just within its core area of 36 parishes in northern Torridge, but also in the surrounding areas as required, meaning that the populous of approximately 50 parishes receives this particular transport solution.

TCTA has a dedicated band of volunteers who use either their own cars or the association’s vehicles to transport passengers. These volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation and without them generously giving up their time the services would not exist. TCTA is always ready to welcome new volunteers through its doors and will ensure that suitable training will be offered to those wishing to offer up some of their free time to assist other members of their community by driving for the association.

To volunteer please contact the TCTA telephone: 01237 425522.
To enquire about the services available telephone: 01237 423232