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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So...you've managed the healthy part and had a good long walk or cycle along the trail, now it goes without saying that you are in need of refreshment, or maybe even somewhere to stay!
Depending on what part of the trail you have actually completed, there are a number of public houses, tea rooms and even a vineyard on offer that are located close to the Camel Trail;
Wenford Bridge: you're best bet is to head for The Blisland Inn in Blisland. Here they also serve good wholesome food and this is a popular pub with both locals and visitors alike. It can also act as your gateway to exploring Bodmin Moor.
Bodmin: The Borough Arms, a St Austell Brewery owned venue, is literally right on the Camel Trail at Dunmere, and therefore has good (and free!) parking and facilities available. Of course, from here you can head into Bodmin where there are plenty more local facilities available including attractions such as Bodmin Jail and the Courtroom Experience.
As you head a little further westerly along the trail from Dunmere (towards Padstow), almost equidistant between Boscarne Junction (the last stop on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway) and Badgers Holt, you will come across signs to the Camel Valley Vineyard. Tours of the vineyard are available and they serve wine by the glass on their handsome terrace all day long.
Wadebridge: a popular market town that has a number of cafe's and eateries available and can be a good stopping point if you are cycling from Bodmin to Padstow (or vice versa). Feature your local business in Wadebridge here
Padstow: As you reach the end of the trail at Padstow, there are a number of pubs available that lie close to Padstow harbour; The Harbour Inn, Old Custom House and The Shipwrights Inn to name but a few but there are more, so be sure to explore all the quaint little side-streets that this lovely Cornish seaside town has to offer.
So...there we have it, your very own guide to the pubs and inn's along the glorious Camel Trail.....'ansum!
A pint and a pasty enjoyed in Cornwall is hard to beat but don't forget; there are also non-alcoholic refreshment stops along the trail too, including the popular Camel Trail Tea Garden along the trail (near Boscarne Junction) and even Treats on Trikes too (located at Penquean Quarry, midway between Padstow and Wadebridge)..!