Get an early start by staying the night in Wadebridge…
If you’re travelling a long way to get to the Camel Trail then give yourself a break by staying the night in Wadebridge before setting out on your cycle.
The best time to start out on the Camel Trail is early in the morning and whilst no one likes getting up at the crack of dawn, you’ll be able to enjoy clearer tracks and more pleasant riding conditions if you stay close to the trail in Wadebridge.
Whilst there might not be as much of interest in Wadebridge as there are things to do in North Wales, this small town is only 5 miles upstream from Padstow and offers much more affordable prices than its neighbour. There isn’t the same level of haute cuisine here, but there are still plenty of restaurants to eat at that won’t break the bank. At around the halfway mark on the Camel Trail, Wadebridge is a great location to venture out from and puts you within an hour’s cycle of either end of the trail.
These are our favourite places to stay in Wadebridge organised to suit different tastes:
The Cosy Option: West Brae House B&B
Built all the way back in 1897, West Brae House is the perfect choice for visitors looking for cosy homespun charm, rather than a soulless hotel experience. There are two double rooms here with a shared bathroom for both. What West Brae might lack in facilities it more than makes up for in privacy and space. During the summer guests can make the most of al fresco breakfasts and with Wadebridge’s town centre just a 5 minute walk away you’re super close to the Camel Trail!
The Traditional Room: Molesworth Arms
‘The Moley’, as it’s known affectionately by the locals, is one of the most popular drinking holes in Wadebridge which also happens to offer some very comfortable accommodation options too. This 16th century coaching inn has been given a modern update in recent years bringing it up to stylish fashion whilst retaining its core historical features. Each room comes with an en-suite, Wi-Fi, television and includes a traditional cooked Cornish breakfast.
For Rooms with a View: Wadebridge Eco Friendly B&B
Steve is your host at this AA 5-Star Highly Recommended B&B where as much thought is put into environmental protection as your freshly cooked breakfast. Steve is sure to give you a thoroughly warm welcome at his B&B, the icing on the cake is the fantastic location. Two of the three rooms offer stunning views over Wadebridge and onto the River Camel,making his environmentally friendly B&B truly one not to miss.
The Self-Catering Option: Willow Cottage
Although Willow Cottage might feel somewhat rustic in comparison with the other options on this list, it’s an ideal pick for small families or groups looking for a unique rural stay at a very low price. Just a short walk away from Wadebridge town centre, this cottage has all the amenities that you’d expect from a self-catering cottage and comes with one double room, a twin room and single room – as well as two bathrooms.