Camel Trail, Cornwall

View from the Camel Trail The Camel Trail Enjoy the Cornish countryside in a traffic-free environment The Coast Path Most of the trail is flat and accessible to all users Padstow Enjoy a cream tea or pasty at Padstow Harbour Stunning Sunsets Specially adapted bikes available, suitable for the less mobile trail user Family Friendly

Informative Guide & Map of the Camel Trail, Cornwall, UK  |  Cornwall's most popular multi-use trail

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The Camel Trail is 17.3 miles long..

 

 

It is a resurfaced railway line..

 

 

The entire length is flat & therefore suitable for the disabled..

 

 

It's original use was to transport sand inland..

 

 

Only a small part of the trail is on roads and shared with normal traffic..

Padstow

> 50.53616°N -4.93399°W

 

Wenford Bridge

> 50.54427°N  -4.70297°W

Environmental Management:

envmanagement@cornwall.gov.uk

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CAMEL TRAIL - map, guide & information

The Camel Trail in Cornwall runs for a little over 17 miles (approx. 28km). It is Cornwall's most popular multi-use trail, used by around half a million people every year. It runs from Padstow to Wenford Bridge driers (Poley's Bridge is classed as the end of the Camel Trail) via Wadebridge & Bodmin.

 

The trail is managed through a partnership involving Cornwall Council plus the Town and Parish Councils through whose area the Trail passes through.

 

(The partnership also includes the Chambers of Commerce of Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin, the Padstow Harbour Commissioners, Natural England, the Environment Agency and even the Forestry Commission)   ...READ MORE BELOW...

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway part of the trail was originally commissioned way back in 1831 by the notable Sir William Molesworth of Pencarrow (Pencarrow is near Bodmin).

 

Originally built simply to transport sand inland to farms for fertiliser, the railway was also used to transport valuable commodities like slate & china clay from Cornish quarries inland, on to ships moored up in Padstow. It was also used to take fresh fish that was landed in Padstow in the opposite direction too, inland to London and other major cities in the south of the UK.

 

The Camel Trail is just one of Cornwall's ever popular visitor attractions, and is used by many locals as well as holidaymakers, walkers and cyclists. With world class attractions like the Eden Project and The Minack Theatre, its no wonder that Cornwall is the UK's No.1 holiday destination....and its easy to see why.  (continue reading)

 

 

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More info on: 

> what the trail was used for

> woodland sections of the trail

> holiday cottages close to the trail

> where to park

> interactive map

> wildlife you may encounter on the trail

> pubs along the trail

 

Or why not try our quick Camel Trail Quiz?

 

More information & interesting facts on the Camel Trail can also be found on Wikipedia

 

RELATED:

 

Map of Bodmin  |  Map of Padstow  |  Map of Wadebridge

 

Click here for Sustrans detailed cycle route maps  |  Google Trail Map

click here for a larger interactive map Test your knowledge on the Camel Trail with our fun quick quiz! More guides to Traffic-free Cycling & Walking Trails in Cornwall 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs A Road Cyclist's Guide