Camel Trail Cycle Hire
Experience the beautiful Camel Trail via a friendly, family run cycle hire business located in the heart of Wadebridge opposite the beginning of the beautiful Wadebridge to Padstow cycle route. We have a large selection of bikes for hire catering for all needs and abilities.
Booking is highly recommended and can be done by phone on 01208 814104 or online via our website www.cameltrailcyclehire.co.uk! We will make sure that your bikes are ready, and waiting for you from 8.30 am to ensure you make the most of your day!
We are also happy to cater for small or large groups, schools, charity based events as well as stag, hen and even birthday outings! For more information visit our website www.cameltrailcyclehire.co.uk or telephone 01208 814104
WADEBRIDGE TO PADSTOW ROUTE
Popular with bird watchers and nature lovers, this enjoyable route will take you alongside the picturesque Camel estuary which looks across to the beaches of Rock and Daymer Bay.
Enjoy a picnic halfway at the spite quarry and take in the views from the Iron Bridge that crosses you into the popular fishing harbour and town of Padstow made famous by Rick Steins Fish Restaurant.
WADEBRIDGE TO BODMIN ROUTE
Surrounded by bluebell woods and winding streams this scenic route will take you to the historic town of Bodmin, passing woodland walks, picnic areas and old railway stations. Why not take a trip to the Camel Valley Vineyard or try the Tea Rooms situated along the way? Near the end of the Bodmin trail is the Borough Arms which is a family friendly pub with large beer gardens and children’s play area. From here continue into the historic town of Bodmin and discover the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin Jail and the Military Museum or stay on the trail following the river all the way to the end at Wenfordbridge.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
If you’re on holiday then it’s a must do activity in North Cornwall. And equally for residents it’s an activity that offers fresh points of interest all year round. Whether it’s Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, High tide, Low tide; And whether you cycle to Padstow, Wenford or Bodmin. Then there’s so much to see here time and time again.
The Camel Trail is an 18 mile multi-use route available for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It is flat and mostly suitable for disabled access.
The trail is based on an old railway track. The Padstow to Wadebridge line was opened in 1899 providing access to Waterloo via Launceston and Okehampton, but the section from Wadebridge to Poley’s Bridge is one of the oldest in the world and was opened in 1834 to bring sand from the estuary to the inland farms. The Bodmin to Wadebridge mainline connection closed in 1967, while the freight only Bodmin to Poley’s Bridge section was closed in 1984.
The Camel Trail is managed through a Partnership involving Cornwall Council, and the Town and Parish Councils the Trail runs through along with the Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin Chambers of Commerce, Padstow Harbour Commissiners, Natural England, the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission.
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