The Camel Trail, Cornwall
UK cycle trails
The Camel Trail is traffic-free cycle route running through North Cornwall between the towns of Bodmin and Padstow, following the line of a disused railway.
The cycle route runs along the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge (6 miles or 9.65km), then on to Bodmin (14 miles or 22.53km), and finally on to the western edge of the rugged Bodmin Moor. There are even several bike hire shops in Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin to go to if you don’t have your own bike.
How difficult is the Camel Trail?
The Camel Trail is virtually level all the way due to it being laid on top of an old railway track. Although it doesn’t have a tarmac surface, it is mainly smooth, is ideal for cycling, and provides safe and easy access to the unspoilt countryside. Cyclists will be delighted that vehicles are banned from the trail — so it is perfect for families looking for a leisurely outing that is not too difficult. You should note that the link to the start of the trail from Bodmin Parkway is slightly more strenuous.
Distance: 17 miles (approximately 27km)