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About the Camel Trail

Part of the National Cycle Network and one of the most popular recreational routes in the UK, the multi-use 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of an old railway.

Being fairly level and traffic free, with the exception of the section through Wadebridge and a few minor road crossings, the trail is not only popular with cyclists, but also dog-walkers, ramblers, runners, wheelchair users and horse-riders.

It is also a haunt of nature lovers – birdlife is abundant and butterflies enjoy the sheltered cuttings, whilst reptiles and mammals are often seen at dawn and dusk when the trail is quieter. The river Camel, which runs alongside the trail for most of its’ length, is one of the best in the country for otters…….although they aren’t so popular with the many anglers who frequent the river banks!

The trail is open, free of charge, 365 days a year. Furthermore, there are a number of free car parks along its length.  The towns of Padstow, Wadebridge & Bodmin provide everything the trail user needs – food, drink, bike hire, binoculars, walking boots, fishing tackle, wheelchair hire – whilst a pub and a couple of tea rooms provide welcome relief on the ‘out of town’ sections – look out for the tricycle that is an environmentally sound mobile café.

The trail is managed and maintained by Cornwall Council and The Camel Trail Partnership, with conservation and the environment being a major consideration – not an easy task considering almost half a million people use the trail each year. 

Why not join us and do your bit to help promote and preserve this beautiful asset for future generations?


What's On...

AGM in October 2016

Time and location tbc.

Launch of the new Committe
If you are not already a member then why not come along and see whats on offer?