Definitive Guide to the Camel Trail, Cornwall, UK | Cornwall's most popular multi-use trail route
The Camel Trail is 17.3 miles long..
It is a resurfaced railway line..
The entire length is flat & therefore suitable for the disabled..
It's original use was to transport sand inland..
Only a small part of the trail is on roads and shared with normal traffic..
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More information on Padstow
Traditionally a fishing port, Padstow is now a very popular tourist & holiday destination on Cornwalls north coast. It sits at the mouth of the Camel estuary, nestling between Polzeath & Port Isaac to the north, and Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay & Newquay to the south.
Although a small part of its former fishing fleet remains, it is now mainly a holiday haven for families and couples, located on dramatic coastline, with only a few easily navigable harbours nearby.
The glorious South West Coast Path runs on both sides of the River Camel estuary and the estuary can be crossed on foot, from Padstow to Rock, via the Black Tor ferry. The coastal path gives great walking access to the coast, with Stepper Point and Trevose Head within an easy day's walk of Padstow. Perfect country to enjoy stunning sunsets and watch the waves crashing onto the shoreline.
There are also plenty of family activities to do in this area too, from the popular & educational National Lobster Hatchery near the harbour, Padstow Museum, to Crealy Adventure Park a little further south near Wadebridge.
As well as the Camel Trail, another path suitable for walkers is The Saints' Way long-distance footpath, which runs from Padstow to Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall.
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