Padstow is lucky to be connected to the Camel Trail, which is 18 miles of beautiful countryside on a disused railway line. The trail is largely traffic free and mostly flat, making it suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheel-chair users.
There are 3 main sections
- Padstow to Wadebridge – 5.5 Miles (8.8Km)
- Wadebridge to Bodmin (Boscarne) – 5.75 Miles (9.25Km)
- Bodmin to Wenfordbridge – 6.25 Miles (10.1 Km)
The Camel Trail is managed by Cornwall Council and The Camel Trail Partnership. You can find out further information at: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment/countryside/cycle-routes-and-trails/the-camel-trail/
If you’re interested in the history of disused railway line, there is some great information at Padstow museum or on their websitehttps://www.padstowmuseum.co.uk/railway.html
Padstow – You can find designated bicycle racks on South Quay towards and at the entrance of the Camel Trail, you will need to bring your own padlock to keep them safe (a lot of the cycle hire companies provide these as part of their service.) Please note there is not any further cycle racks further into the town.
If riding the Camel Trail to Wadebridge, you can also find some cycle racks opposite the public toilet close to the entrance/exit of the Camel Trail, along with some further cycle racks on Eddystone Road.
You may find several the bicycle hire companies in the towns can also offer bicycle parking at a fee.