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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There are plenty of places where you can join The Camel Trail without having to walk or cycle its entire distance. In fact the trail is a great place to get some fresh air with the kids, walk or even to take a gentle ride around the picturesque Camel Valley.
We have more information on the woodland sections along the delightful Camel Trail out towards Blisland & Bodmin.
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For short strolls & rides;
Shell Woods is located between Blisland & Helland on the Camel Trail. It can also be accessed fairly easily from the A30 or the B3266 too. Its a Forestry Commission managed wood, which makes up a delightful wooded stretch of the Camel Trail and follows the river as it meanders downstream. Free parking is available and its a good spot for a leisurely walk or cycle.
A little further afield;
Leaving Shell Woods and going on through Hellanbridge you will then come across Colquite Woods. This area is almost woodland right up to Dunmere outside of Bodmin and makes for another pleasant wooded walk along the trail.
Keep going and you will eventually get to Dunmere, nr Bodmin, and you'll be pleased to know there is a public house right here on the trail, allowing you to refresh & replenish after your cycle or walk! Onwards from here will take you into Bodmin, an ancient Cornish town with a number of popular visitor attractions and local area's to explore!
Going all the way baby;
If you're feeling fit, or on a mission, Wenfordbridge is in sight! From here the trail usually becomes much quieter than the rest of the trail, and its the perfect place to explore the Cornish countryside. There is another public house a little further up in Blisland too, but you will also find plenty of other spots that are suitable for a picnic along the way. This is also essentially your gateway to exploring Bodmin Moor.....where wild cats roam and hands holding Excalibur pop out of lakes.....but that's another story......enjoy!