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Camel Trail

Padstow, Wadebridge and/or Bodmin, England
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Ranked #50 of 431 Attractions in Cornwall
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: A 14-mile bike trail that follows the path of a deserted railway between Bodmin and Padstow.
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Leave the car at Wadebridge, hire a cyle and ride the camel trail. What better way to see the local area between Wadebridge and Padstow. This trail is used by pedestrians, runners and riders. All ages and all abilities. The trail is flat for its 5 odd miles and is very accessible for mobility scooters, infact one overtook us whilst... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

was busy when we went in july. cycle a bit further along and it gets quieter. beware of the narrow parts and larger groups of cyclist who panic as you try to get through. the scenery is pleasant in places and no hills to contend with.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

There we were. A warm September Friday. Late morning. Padstow. Having had a mooch around this pleasant but busy harbour, and having been surprised at how many venues Rick Stein seems to own (!) we made our way with the dog to the start of the Camel Trail. Lots of cyclists in evidence, many with young children, abounded. A smaller... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A brilliant active way to spend a day with bikes available for hire in wadebridge and padstow. It's great for food and drink expeditions, there are some great eateries at each town. It's also great for wildlife watching and for taking in the scenery. For something less travelled, go for the Bodmin to wadebridge route.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can join the Camel Trail at various points thus allow you to decide how much time you'd like to spend in the saddle; there really is something for everybody. We joined close to Bodmin Jail and went right through to Padstow, with a short stop in Wadebridge to get some blood back into my rear. As others have noted... More

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A fantastic cycle path taking in some nice scenery, we rode from Wadebridge to Bodmin jail & back. The only down side was the traffic in the town of Wadebridge its a bit of a worry with young children on their bikes.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

If you ride a bike and are in cornwall everyone should ride this trail . Its virtually dead flat all the way wirh brilliant scenery all along the estuary .on arrival at padstow park your bike in the bike shop for 5op .with no worries wander about padstow .1/2 way theres a nice guy with a 3 wheeler selling drinks... More

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19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is advertised as a trail for walkers as well as cyclists and joggers but in reality its dominated by inexperienced cyclists, mostly families who have hired bikes. We walked the wadebridge to padstow section with our dog (on a lead) and although the signs say walkers have right of way, we spent most of the time looking over our... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

From Wadebridge to Padstow the path is wide enough to accommodate the large number of tourists, view is amazing and the fish&chips worth every penny.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lovely view, easy cycling as it's very flat and padstow is just a great town that you don't want to leave..

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