Enjoy the beautiful Camel Trail 15 / 1 / 2015

Cylce the camel trail from Padstow to Wadebridge

After a lovely Christmas we are looking forward to a glorious Cornish summer. The light today is just amazing, showing off the countryside at its very best. Even though the days are still a little short there is always something to do. I thought I would showcase to you the Camel Trail.

Not involving any actual camels (sorry) this path weaves its way through beautiful Cornish landscape. Cycle it, walk or ride a horse, the scenery is stunning whatever the season. The route is quite accessible and mainly flat as the trail use to be a railway line.

The track was once the Padstow to Wadebridge line first opened 1899 and was operated until 1967. Today the trail is in 3 sections, Padstow to Wadebridge (5.5 miles), Wadebridge to Bodmin (5.75 miles) and Bodmin to Wenfordbridge (6.25 miles).

You can hire bikes at Padstow, Wadebridge or Bodmin and it really is a great day out for all the family. Stop off and grab some Stein’s chips  or enjoy a coffee in a cafe. The Estuary views between Padstow and Wadebridge are spectacular, the wooded part of the trail towards Bodmin is very restful and full of wildlife. Don’t miss a chance to explore the towns and enjoy the local pubs, plenty to choose from.

The Camel Trail is easy to access from Rooke Cottages. Wadebridge is closer by car, about 10 minutes, or why not drive down to Rock and get the foot ferry across to Padstow.

I also think a little physical exercise justifies at least one Cornish cream tea!

Image from Secret Earth

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