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The Camel Trail, Cornwall


  • Located in Cornwall, South West England, England
  • The Camel Trail is a disused railway track converted into a trail for cycling, walking, running and horse riding. The Trail runs between Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. From the Bodmin area, the Trail heads north to Poley's Bridge and then Wenfordbridge.* The Camel Trail is clearly marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 106 'Newquay & Padstow' and the Ordnance Survey Explorer 109 'Bodmin' maps. Most of the Padstow to Bodmin section is covered on the 106 map. The section running north from around Bodmin to Wenfordbridge is covered on the 109 map
  • In total, The Camel Trail is around 18 miles (28 kilometres) in length. The Padstow to Wadebridge stretch is around 5 miles. The Wadebridge to Bodmin stretch is around 6 miles. The Bodmin to Wenfordbridge section is around 7 miles. (Source: The Camel Trail information points and signs in and around Padstow)
  • In high season, as you travel along The Camel Trail, you'll pass hundreds of other people. The Trail is particularly popular with families and it's great to see so many young kids on bikes cycling, for example, between Padstow and Wadebridge
  • Most of the Trail is traffic-free and flat. The surfaces are good. Apart from the distance, it's pretty easy going. We've ridden the Trail with small kids and would recommend it highly
  • Bike hire is available in the main towns on the Trail
  • The Camel Trail runs through some remarkable countryside including the south bank of River Camel and Estuary
  • If this type of trail is of interest, try the Granite Way on the fringe of Dartmoor National Park and The Mineral Tramways multi activity trails down by Redruth
  • *North of Wenfordbridge, The Camel Trail runs into the Camelford Way which heads to Camelford.
  • By James Penman

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The Camel Trail, Cornwall


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