Hire bikes for the Camel Trail with Bike Smart..!

Cycle Hire for the Camel Trail

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More about the Camel Trail..!

Length:  5 ½ miles / 8 ½ km

Terrain:  Mostly flat

Suitable for disable access:  Yes

 

 

Turning right from the Bike Smart depot will take you through the quaint market town of Wadebridge (this part of the trail is on the road for a short distance, so please be aware of road traffic and/or pedestrians).

 

Either follow The Platt straight up to the roundabout and turn left onto Jubilee Road & then right onto Southern Way, or dismount for a moment (as you will have to cross the pavement) just after the first roundabout (after leaving Bike Smart) and tuck in behind the pedestrian area and onto Jubilee Way this way (both ways will lead you to the Camel Trail).

 

As you enter Southern Way, you may notice the old railway station which is now the John Betjeman Centre. There are many of his books, videos, post cards and mementos on sale here. This building was previously the Wadebridge Railway Station which serviced the trains that used the Camel Trail.

 

The Camel Trail itself is just a few hundred yards on from the Betjeman Centre (just keep following Southern Way). This part of the trail takes you through glorious Cornish countryside on your journey towards Dunmere & Bodmin.

 

 

You cycle past a number of wooded areas on the way as you head on to Boscarne Junction (Boscarne is the last stop for the popular Bodmin & Wenford Railway).

 

 

A little further along the trail & you will reach the Camel Trail Tea Gardens, and a few minutes cycle from here will take you onto Dunmere Halt (there is also a public house here if you require a rest and/or refreshments).

 

If you’re feeling fit you could carry on a little further to Bodmin and visit Bodmin Gaol (turn left onto Bodiniel Rd from Scarlett’s Well Rd).

Cycling from Wadebridge to Bodmin

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 Wadebridge to Padstow, or Wadebridge to Wenford Bridge