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Very scenic walk along old railway line near Padstow

This is an amazing walking and cycling trail along the stunning river Camel estuary. The surface is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom
Great walk to blow the cobwebs away

The site of a former railway line so a lovely straight path easy for all levels of experience with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“camel trail”(155 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing walking and cycling trail along the stunning river Camel estuary. The surface is tarmac and the trail is flat making it suitable for everyone including children and the elderly - perfect for families. When you get to Padstow you can catch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beverleyvaux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site of a former railway line so a lovely straight path easy for all levels of experience with walking. We took two cars which made it even easier as we parked a car at both ends of the walk. I am sure in spring...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gerrym624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done the Camel Trail a few times now on bikes and absolutely love it, however this time we decided to walk it and it was brilliant. The only criticism is the lack of rubbish bins, but otherwise highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LJA74
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The whole of the Camel trail is 18 miles long, starting in Padstow. We had accommodation there, and could walk to the trail within minutes. It is an old railway line, so flat, and has been well kept and resurfaced in many places, with seats...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian H
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The Camel Estuary from Wadebridge to Padstow is very beautiful, the farther you get towards Padstow the better it gets becoming more sandy. Bikes can be hired at Padstow and Wadebridge and its a level cycle or walk. Be ware of dogs off a lead...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank taclowcoth
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This trail from Padstow to Bodmin is a nice bit of history on one of the many examples of Beachings destruction of the railways. We rode to and from Wadebridge with great views along the way. Of course Padstow is a bit of a gem...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julian E
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

After many visits to Padstow we finally walked the camel trail to Wadebridge with Shelby our 10 month old cavalier King Charles spaniel A beautiful day greeted us as we set off on the steady 5 mile walk great scenery lots of other people and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lordwalker1877
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is the most popular free attraction in Cornwall and so is very well used. It is the old railway line from Bodmin to Padstow so is covered with trees and shrubs however the maintenance of the path itself is always ongoing. Bicycles are by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CiderMonkey
Reviewed 16 November 2018

and stop by the lovely cafe which serves delicious food .... We were grateful to stop as our legs were aching !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nanatravelling
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery so much wild life & wild flowers, nearly all flat. Nice & easy.. beautiful Padstow to eat, shop & enjoy 😊

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa D
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Paul G
3 October 2018|
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Response from bettsyHarrow | Reviewed this property |
There is a hire company in Padstow and one in Wadebridge I’ve only used the Padstow one.they do cater for young children with little trailers on some of the cycles.
3 July 2018|
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Response from Adrian T | Reviewed this property |
yes big car park at start of trail in Padstow, near the harbour
Natasha I
13 June 2018|
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Response from CiderMonkey | Reviewed this property |
Depending on time of year and your level of fitness but I would allow 2 hours to be on the safe side.