The Camel Trail

About 50 minutes from park

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Sat Nav: PL31 2RD

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About The Camel Trail 

Running through both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) the Camel Trail is an 18 mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which passes through some of the most spectacular countryside in the south west. Following the disused railway line once used by the London and South West Railway, cyclists hug the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge before joining the route through the deeply incised and beautifully wooded Camel Valley to Bodmin. At Bodmin yet another line, one of the most historic in the country, winds its way inland to the foot of Bodmin Moor where it comes to an end near Blisland, an extraordinarily pretty moorland village. Landscape and wildlife designations abound, contrasts in scenery are striking and access to country and seaside towns provide opportunities to use local shops, pubs and visit attractions.

Visitors can easily hire bikes in Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin as well as at Wenfordbridge which is at the other end of the trail where there is also free parking and public toilets at Snail’s Pace cafe & Bike hire. The trail provides access in to the heart of North Cornwall, experienced cyclists can make off, away from the trail exploring the many villages and country lanes which lie close to the trail.

How to get to The Camel Trail 

The Camel Trail leaflet includes a map of the trail and access points to it - click here to view. 

  • Padstow (SW921 747) - Multiple car parks in the town.
  • Old Town Cove (SW932 742) - Follow signs for Old Town Cove from St Issey
  • Wadebridge (SW988 727) - Multiple car parks in the town
  • Dunmere Bodmin (SX046 675) - Car park at the Borough Arms, PL31 2RD.
  • Scarletts Well Bodmin (SX061 674)
  • Grogley Halt (SX014 685)
  • Shell Woods (SX087 722)
  • Wenfordbridge (SX084 751) - Small car park at the Wenfordbridge end of the trail

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