View from the Camel Trail The Camel Trail Enjoy the Cornish countryside in a traffic-free environment The Coast Path Most of the trail is flat and accessible to all users Padstow Enjoy a cream tea or pasty at Padstow Harbour Stunning Sunsets Specially adapted bikes available, suitable for the less mobile trail user Family Friendly

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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Wenford Bridge

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Environmental Management:

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Cornwall Cycle Map


The Old Chapel, Washaway


Sleeps:  4 (four)

Pets Allowed:  none


Set down a quiet leafy lane, this delightful cottage is a romantic conversion of a former chapel.


Featuring original beams, it is full of character & charm, and offers its own garden with a pleasant sitting-out area.


The property commands panoramic views of open woodland and the surrounding countryside, and the holiday cottage stands high up in the Camel Valley within 50 acres of shared terraced gardens and woodland which lead down to the River Camel.


With a cosy living room with wood-burning stove, plus a pretty gallery bedroom, The Old Chapel is a good choice for those looking to book a romantic getaway in Cornwall. There is also shared use of a swimming pool (open all year) and sauna.


Walks are available from the doorstep and the Camel Trail is just 300 yards from the cottage, meaning you have access to mainly traffic free routes to both Padstow and Bodmin Moor.


The north Cornish coast is a 15-20 minute drive away and Wadebridge (2 miles) offers a range of shops and restaurants. Other popular attractions along the south coast of Cornwall are also within 30-45 mins away; The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, Mevagissey and more are all easily accessible.


Fishing (salmon and seatrout in season), tennis and riding are also available locally.



Local Facilities nearby: 

Shops: 4 miles, pub: 2 miles



4 nights £274 / 7 nights £335

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At a glance:


Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally. Electricity, electric panel heaters, bed linen and towels included. Sat Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Double glazing. Own garden, furniture. Shared use of 50-acre terraced/wooded grounds. Parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (24ft x 12ft, depth 3ft 9in), open all yr, sauna. Natural spring water supply. No smoking



Property runs:

Sat - Sat

(for 7 night breaks)


or call 0345 268 9252