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

Cycle Hire for the Camel Trail

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Padstow 10 March 2014 - D3200 005

More about the Camel Trail..!

Length:  5 miles /  8 km

Terrain:  Flat

Suitable for disabled access:  Yes



Leaving the Bike Smart depot in Wadebridge, you turn left onto Eddystone Rd, head down to the roundabout at the end of the road & follow the signs for the Camel Trail.


As you progress, this is an excellent part of the trail to admire the Camel estuary  and maybe even spot some of the wildlife it has to offer. Being a tidal mud flat & salt marsh you can usually catch glimpses of wading birds such as Egrets, Herons, Grebes and even the Glossy Ibis.

(more on the Camel Trail wildlife here)


As the terrain is almost flat for the whole journey, this part is very suitable for disabled access.

(see our bikes suitable for the disabled)



This part of the trail is very pleasant indeed. There is an air of anticipation as you round each corner looking for the first signs of Padstow to appear. Once you have the famous girder bridge in sight - you’re almost there!



There is a wealth of things to do whilst in Padstow; visit the popular picturesque harbour - maybe take the ferry across to Rock on the other side of the Camel River, or stroll through the town and stop for a pasty and refreshments. Just on from the harbour there is a lovely beach along the estuary (tide permitting), or you can head out towards the coastal headland with stunning views of the dramatic Atlantic Ocean.


If you have the time, why not visit the National Lobster Hatchery as you will be passing it as you enter Padstow. Here they work tirelessly to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve coastal marine biodiversity.


A good choice for an Evening Ride along the trail.

Cycling from Wadebridge to Padstow

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 Wadebridge to Bodmin, or Wadebridge to Wenford Bridge