The Camel Trail
Following a disused railway line once used by the London and South West Railway, the trail follows the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge before joining the route through the deep and beautifully wooded Camel Valley to Bodmin.
At Bodmin, yet another line, one of the most historic in the country, winds its way inland to the edge of Bodmin Moor where it comes to an end below Blisland, an extraordinarily pretty moorland village.
Managed by Cornwall Council and The Camel Trail Partnership, the Camel Trail is carefully maintained to accommodate a number of users each year. Running through both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) the Camel Trail is run with conservation and the environment as a major consideration.
What to look out for: Otter, Bats, Dormice, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Marsh Orchid, Marsh Marigold.
The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheel-chair users and falls into three 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)
You can join the Bodmin part just two miles down the road from Mena Park.