5 Handy Pit Stops Along The Trail

In need of a refuel or just a nice sit down?

If you’re looking to ride a return journey from Wenford Bridge to Padstow and back then you might want to take a couple of breaks along the way…

Although the entirety of the Camel Trail is pretty much flat that doesn’t mean that you won’t need a break at some point. The 35-mile return trip can be a bit daunting if you’ve not got a few stops planned along the way, so it’s a good thing that there are plenty of trail-side cafes that you can stop off along your way. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you’re well prepared for your trip before you leave with at least a couple of bottles of water and some snacks just in case.

Fill your boots and take a well deserved rest at these excellent trail-side cafes:

Snails Pace Cafe

Handily positioned near the start of the Camel Trail, Snails Pace Cafe is a good place to start or end your journey. If you’ve not brought bikes with you then you can hire them from the friendly staff here. There’s a bike for everyone, trailers for kids who are too young to cycle and even tandems for adventurous couples. A recycled shipping container is the base of operations for Linzi Hanscomb and Nick Marcroft’s Cafe offers a good range of options for hungry cyclists.

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday – 9:30am-5pm
Telephone:​ 01208 851178
Address: Bodmin
PL30 3PN
Website: http://www.snailspacecafe.co.uk

Wood and Green Cafe

There are more than a handful of options for travellers seeking a little break in Wadebridge with plenty of pubs, tearooms and restaurants crowding the idyllic streets. This is near enough the half-way point between Wenford and Padstow so it’s a logical stopping point for many families looking to take a load-off. The Wood and Green Cafe offer homemade, locally sourced food that is cooked to order with plenty of Gluten Free and Vegan options for more discerning eaters.

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday – 9:30am-4pm
Sunday – 10am-4pm
Telephone:​ 07577 584203
Address: Eddystone Rd
Wadebridge
PL27 7AL
Website: https://www.woodandgreencafe.com/

Camel Tea Trail Cafe

For over 20 years Mike and Kathryn Hamley have been welcoming visitors to the Camel Trail Tea Garden, a verdant peaceful apple orchard with plenty of seats. Open throughout the holiday season (March to November) they serve a menu of classic cafe items including a traditional Cornish Cream Tea, cheese boards, sandwiches and fresh Cornish Crab and Mackerel. This is a tranquil spot to stop off at should you wish to grab a bite before reaching the tourist hub of Wadebridge.

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday – 10am-5:30pm
Telephone:​ 01208 74291
Address: Lanivet
Bodmin
PL30 5LG
Website: cameltrailteagarden.co.uk

Cherry Trees Cornwall

The cosy Cherry Trees is open 7 days a week throughout the peak summer period from the 20th July – 1st September, so if you want to try out some of their delicious baked goods and stunning platters you’ll have to ensure that you make it down to Padstow when it’s at its busiest! Offering breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea menus 7 days a week, you might well need to wait to get served here but it’s well worth being patient for.

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday – 9am-5pm
Telephone:​ 01841 532934
Address: 8 Mill Square
Padstow
PL28
8AQ
Website: http://www.cherrytreescornwall.co.uk/