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The Camel Trail - Wadebridge to Padstow

A leisurely walk (riverside) starting and finishing in Cornwall, England, about 8.70km (5.41 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 12m (39ft)
Descent 7m (22ft)
Max. Elevation 50m (164ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 19m (61ft)
Padstow, Cornwall, England
Distance 8.70km
Duration ~2:30h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 07 Nov 2012
The Camel Trail is a recreational trail running along the River Camel in Cornwall. Much of the route is along a disused railway track, which has been reclaimed for use by walkers and cyclists. The well-surfaced path makes it an easy stroll, so you can take your time to enjoy the wonderful Cornish scenery. The trail actually extends to Bodmin if you want a longer walk. Note it is also a cycle path, so keep an eye out for bikes whizzing past. Buses run from Wadebridge to Padstow. Leave time for some food in Padstow - one of the UK's dining hotspots! More info on the trail can be found here: www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=13412

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Walk Map

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Start the walk in Wadebridge. The Camel Trail passes right through the centre of town.
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Follow the trail northwest out of Wadebridge, under the road bridge.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
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The river opens up at Tregunna, becoming more of an estuary.
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
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Continue following the river, beyond Pinkson Creek.
About 2.55 km (~1.58 miles) from
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Continue heading west past Oldtown Cove.
About 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
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The final section crosses Little Petherick Creek, on the outskirts of Padstow.
About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from
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Finish up in Padstow. Head to the marina for some fish and chips to celebrate the end of the walk!
About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from

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Keith stubbs
15 May 2017
Walking From Wadebridge To Padstow Camel Trail

Doing this walk tomorrow

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