Do you live in PL12 feel isolated, struggle to get out and about on public buses?  We provide a number of prearranged trips to help those in the community increase their freindship circles and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Would your local group or club enjoy day trips but can’t find affordable transport?

Have you thought about asking our community transport service for help?

We currently have 3 Hopper Buses two 16 seater and one 15 seater minibuses which can carry up to 6 wheelchairs (with a reduced number of seats). Driven and managed by volunteers, we enable organisations and individuals to go on one-off or regular trips locally or further afield.

The Hoppers provide affordable community transport and anyone living in the PL12 area who is a member of Community Enterprises PL12 can use the service.

We have regularly scheduled trips to places of interest and the hoppers are available for group hire should you wish to organise your own outings for family or friends.

Please register your interest with an email to, call us telephone 01752 848348 or call in to 4 Fore Street to discuss your trip and book. The Hub and phone will be available 10am – 2pm most days except Sunday.

Or you could drive for us and help those less mobile to enjoy everything our county has to offer and beyond.  Click here to see more !

Hopper Bus Trips For 2019



Please be aware that trips will not run unless we have at least six people booked.

Tue 2nd 10am - 5.30pm (£10.00)

Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth

We went  to Budleigh Salterton by mistake – and everyone loved it! Nice little town, lovely sea front  and a great littlle museum! Drive back via Exmouth sea front and maybe stop for an hour or two! Either way we’ll make a day of it! It’s not just the driver who’s Jurrasic!

Sun 6th 11.30am - 4pm (£6.00)

Lunch at Boringdon Golf Club and Saltram House

A great carvery at a lovely location – from £9.95

Everyone forgets about Saltram because it’s so close. Wonderful grounds and a one of the best houses in Devon. To go in the house is £11.70 – but free if you’re a National Trust member.

Wed 9th 10am - 6pm (£9.00)

Tavistock Goosey Fair

Never been myself – but from the look of how many roads are closed and what they are charging for parking this is huge!  Dates back to the early 12th Century!

Sun 13th 10.30am - 5pm (£13.00)

Lunch at Mount Pleasant Inn - Dawlish

Fantastic reviews and close to the coastal path – so there should be something good to see.  (Mains around £11.00)

Wed 16th 11.30am - 5pm (£6.00)

Antony House

Free guided tour of the garden with the actual gardener on this day. Should be some amazing colours!  Once  again a National Trust property – so  great if you’re a member - otherwise £11.70!

Tue 22nd 11am - 5pm (£8.00)

Buckland Abbey

Don’t get confused! This is Drake’s place – not the Monks! Great place to use your National Trust membership – otherwise it costs £13.60 to tour the house!

Sun 27th 11am–5pm (£11.00)

Optional Lunch at Brittania Inn and Par Market

The largest indoor market in the South West with food hall and  good food at the Brittania (let us know and we’ll book it for you - Medium carvery £14.50)

Thu 31st 10am - 3.30pm (£6.00)

Otter Nurseries - Brixton

A nice little nursery and a great place for a coffee. Very popular! If  I’m driving it I will be taking a walk along the  old railway to Elburton – it’s a brilliant walk!



Please be aware that trips will not run unless we have at least six people booked.


Sat 2nd 2pm - 12pm (£25.00)

Bridgwater Carnival


This should be on everyone’s bucket list! I drove last year with very little expectation and was totally blown away by it! World class – not to be missed! A folding seat is a good idea. We will make stops on the way up and back!


Fri 8th 11am - 4pm (£6.00)

Buckland Abbey Christmas Craft and Food Fair


Don’t get confused! This is Drake’s place – not the Monks! With over 40 stalls of the finest food, drink and crafts from around the South West and beyond, it is an opportunity not to be missed. There is a free park and ride service from Harrowbeer Aerodrome. (£3.00 entry)


Sun 10th 11am - 4pm (£6.00)

Endsleigh Garden Centre


A very popular garden centre with good food!


Sun 17th 11am - 4pm (£6.00)

Lunch at The Vaults – Whitsand Bay Fort


Brilliant carvery with a wide choice of meats and complimentary dishes and a nice coastal drive!


Wed 20th 4.30pm - 11pm (£15.00)

Truro City of Lights


A dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue lanterns; handmade by artists, schools and community groups, float through the city streets!


Thu 21st 11.00am–3pm (£5.00)

Kernow Mill


Yep – just in PL12 at Trerulefoot. Always something to see!


Sun 24th 10.30am–5pm (£8.00)

Lunch at Hotel Endsleigh


Overlooking the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall, Endsleigh, now owned by Olga Polizzi, is set in108 acres of gardens, woodlands, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. Great lunches from around £14.00


Fri 29th 10am - 6pm (£15.00)

Christmas Fayre at Westpoint


An Aladdin's cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas item. Only 25 shopping days to Christmas! The driver will offer free humbugs to all passengers!

(£4.00 entry)