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Camel Trail

Address: Padstow, Wadebridge and/or Bodmin, England
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Ranked #76 of 436 Activities in Cornwall
Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A 14-mile bike trail that follows the path of a deserted railway between Bodmin and Padstow.
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Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A 14-mile bike trail that follows the path of a deserted railway between Bodmin and Padstow.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Parked in Wadebridge, long way from start to get free parking and walked to Padstow. Spot of lunch from the local bakery and returned just before dark. Spectacular views and the dogs loved it.

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Bournemouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We rode the camel trail from Padstow to Bodmin, then NCN3 to Lanhydrock. The surface makes for easy riding and the first section is relatively flat, although Padstow to Wadebridge was very busy. From Wadebridge to Bodmin the scenery changes as does the incline and there are far fewer people around. Once in Bodmin we picked our way through to... More 

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Cofton Hackett
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Hired our bikes from Camel Trail Cycle Hire as they had parking very helpful we had a text in the morning telling us who to ask for even though we changed our minds about what bikes we wanted we were accommodated immediately. The trail was just across the road easy to walk or ride into padstow great fun

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very easy walking - flat tarmac path, if anything suffers from too little challenge. Nice autumnal walk through wooded sections, good views of the camel estuary missed on the coastal path.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have done this bike ride a few times now only to Bodmin though. Its best to give yourself a good day to do this. We started off by having breakfast in Padstow in a lovely cafe on the front (serve the best cakes). We hired our bikes from the 1st place you come to (slightly more money) I opted... More 

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Holsworthy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had done this before but the best idea is to park at Wadebridge and hire bikes from there to cycle the 6 miles down to Padstow........padlock up at the cycle park as you come into the town and enjoy the walk from there and up the cliffs at the back of Padstow. We used Camel Trail Cycles who are... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Camel Trail goes from Bodmin all the way to Padstow. We hired bikes at Wadebridge which is roughly in the middle. The trail is very scenic an old railway line, lots of wildlife especially nice birds and butterflies. Good idea to cycle to Padstow as parking there a bit of a nightmare. The trail is relatively flat a slight incline... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We chose a campsite in Padstow which was very close to the start of the Camel Trail. What a fantastic ride. We went as far as Bodmin. The ride is very scenic with sea views and woodland areas. Lots of photo opportunities along the way and lots of birds to see when the tide is out. We cycled to Bodmin,... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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