How to get to Wheal Rodney – the easy way!

Scroll down to download printable directions to Wheal Rodney.

SatNavs are brilliant devices but don’t always bring you directly to our site. You might be sent to Wheal Rodney Nurseries which is on the other side of the Marazion bypass. You might be sent down a narrow country lane where you risk getting stuck. Or it might tell you to turn off in Marazion, but your SatNav won’t take into account that you might be towing a trailer or driving a motorhome that won’t fit down our narrow streets!

Every year, we get visitors to Marazion who get stuck, so please don’t start your holiday on a bad footing – just download and print the appropriate directions page and bring it with you!

Please click on the links below to find the best route to Wheal Rodney and use the scrollable Google map to get your bearings.

Travelling with Caravan or motorhome?

Travelling west on the A30: if you are towing or driving a motor home

Going through the village of Crowlas, you will see a car sales garage on your left. Shortly after, you will reach a crossroads where you need to turn left (signed Rospeath) and follow the winding country lane without turning off for approximately 1.5 miles.

You will come to a bridge over the road (carrying the Marazion bypass). Go under the bridge and follow the road around a sharp left bend. As you start climbing the hill towards Marazion, you will see the entrance to Wheal Rodney just on the right hand side.

Please DO take this route if you are towing a caravan or travelling in a large motor home.

Travelling from Penzance on the A30 – if you are towing or driving a motor home

Leaving Penzance behind you, with the new Sainsbury’s on your left, take the second exit at the roundabout on to the Long Rock bypass. This is a mile long stretch of dual carriageway.

At the next roundabout (Newtown Roundabout), stay in the left hand lane and turn left (signed A30 Redruth). After a mile, you will come into the village of Crowlas. As you enter the village speed limit, you will reach a crossroad. Turn right (signed Rospeath) and follow the winding country lane without turning off for approximately 1.5 miles.

You will come to a bridge over the road (carrying the Marazion bypass). Go under the bridge and follow the road around a sharp left bend. As you start climbing the hill towards Marazion, you will see the entrance to Wheal Rodney just on the right hand side.

Please DO take this route if you are towing a caravan or travelling in a large motor home.

Travelling from Helston on the A394 – if you are towing or driving a motor home

At the first roundabout, turn left and head into Marazion. You will see St Michael’s Mount on your left hand side. As you enter the town, you will see the Fire Engine Inn on your left. Carefully turn right immediately opposite the Fire Engine into Shop Hill (tight entrance between houses).

Follow the narrow country lane for 600 yards down a hill and you will find the entrance to Wheal Rodney on the left hand side.

Travelling by car or van without trailer; by motorbike or bicycle

Travelling west on the A30: if travelling by car, cycle or motorbike

Going through the village of Crowlas, you will see a car sales garage on your left. Shortly after, you will reach a crossroads where you need to turn left (signed Rospeath) and follow the winding country lane without turning off for approximately 1.5 miles.

You will come to a bridge over the road (carrying the Marazion bypass). Go under the bridge and follow the road around a sharp left bend. As you start climbing the hill towards Marazion, you will see the entrance to Wheal Rodney just on the right hand side.

Travelling from Penzance on the A30: if travelling by car or motorbike

Leaving Penzance behind you, with the new Sainsbury’s supermarket construction site on your left, take the second exit at the roundabout on to the Long Rock bypass. This is a mile long stretch of dual carriageway.

At the next roundabout (Newtown Roundabout) take the right hand lane and the 3rd exit (signed Marazion Car Parks). Follow this road until the next junction.

Turn left and head towards Marazion. You will see St Michael’s Mount on your right hand side. Drive through the centre of the town, climbing the hill until you see the Fire Engine Inn on your right. Turn left immediately opposite the Fire Engine into Shop Hill.

Follow the narrow country lane for 600 yards down a hill and you will find the entrance to Wheal Rodney on the left hand side.

This route is NOT suitable if you are towing a caravan or travelling in a large motor home.

Travelling from Penzance on the A30: if travelling by bicycle

Whether travelling by the cycle path that follows the coast or by road, look out for the Station House public house and safely join the road that leads into Marazion with St Michael’s Mount to your right hand side.

Cycle through the town, climbing the hill until you see the Fire Engine Inn on your right. Turn left immediately opposite the Fire Engine into Shop Hill.

Follow the narrow country lane for 600 yards down a hill and you will find the entrance to Wheal Rodney on the left hand side.

Travelling from Helston on the A394 – if travelling by car, cycle or motorbike

At the first roundabout, turn left and head into Marazion. You will see St Michael’s Mount on your left hand side. As you enter the town, you will see the Fire Engine Inn on your left. Turn right immediately opposite the Fire Engine into Shop Hill.

Follow the narrow country lane for 600 yards down a hill and you will find the entrance to Wheal Rodney on the left hand side.

Downloads

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Local transport options

If you want to get out and about without a car, there are several options available to you:

  • Bus – First operates regular buses through Marazion to Penzance, Helston, St Ives and Truro with stops just a five minute walk from Wheal Rodney Holiday Park
  • Main line rail services – Penzance station is the western terminus of the main line from London Paddington. Services also run regularly from Penzance to Birmingham, the north of England and Scotland
  • Branch line to St Ives rail service: Possibly the most scenic railway in the UK, take the main line to St Erth and change for the branch line. Alternatively use the park and ride facilities at Lelant Saltings station
  • Scillonian III – the passenger ferry sails daily through the Summer months to the Isles of Scilly, passing along the stunning Cornish coastline. You will get a whole new perspective on Newlyn, Mousehole, the Minack Theatre and other sheltered coves on the coast
  • Skybus  – flies all year to Scilly from Land’s End aerodrome. On your approach, you see the white sandy beaches and turquoise sea that surrounds the islands.
  • Taxis – available for private hire and a taxi rank at Penzance station.
  • Car hire – if you’re arriving in Penzance by train or coach, why not hire a car and you will be free to explore all that Penwith has to offer
  • Cycle hire – if two wheels are better than four for you, hire a cycle from Porthleven Cycle Hire, delivered to Wheal Rodney for you.