The Camel Trail
Padstow to Bodmin
Hire bikes or walk, The Camel Trail is a great way to see Cornwall.
18 miles of off-road bliss
Stretching along an old railway track along a fairly level gradient, The Camel Trail is a great way to get out and about and see a little piece of Cornwall.
The 18 mile trail from Wenfordbridge to Padstow can be split into fairly even sections with stops at Bodmin and Wadebridge. Passing through unspoilt countryside and by the side of the Camel Estuary, the trail is car free and suitable for walkers, bikes, wheelchair users and horse riders.
Bikes can be hired from licensed shops at each of the main towns along the trail.
What you’ll see
Watch out for wildlife on your travels. There’s a bird hide near Wadebridge where you may spot Little Egrets and Kingfishers. Doormice enjoy the quiet hedgerows and you may even be lucky enough to spot an otter playing in the water.
As the trail can be enjoyed in smaller sections, you’re never far from a bite to eat or toilet stop. There’s also plenty of parking at each of the main towns, perfect for those wishing to try a smaller section of the trail.
Wenfordbridge to Bodmin – 6.25 miles
Bodmin to Wadebridge – 5.75 miles
Wadebridge to Padstow – 5.5 miles