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The Camel Trail

Bodmin is the gateway to the Camel Trail which is an 18 mile, largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line. 

The trail is suitable for families, walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheel-chair users and falls into three main sections:

Bodmin to Wadebridge - 5.75 miles (9.25km)

Bodmin to Wenfordbridge - 6.25 miles (10.1km)

Wadebridge to Padstow - 5.5 miles (8.8kn)

Bodmin details


There is a small, free car park at Scarletts Well (SX061 674) , right at the start of the Camel Trail or there are plenty of opportunities for parking in Bodmin Town Centre. 

Alternatively, you can access the trail in the Bodmin area from the Borough Arms pub at Dunmere Bodmin (SX046 675), Grogley Halt (SX014 685), Shell Woods (SX087 722 and at Wenfordbridge (SX084 751) near St Breward. 

Bicycle Hire

Bicycle hire is availabe from licensed operators.  For Bodmin there is a bicycle hire in Bodmin town centre and at Wenfordbridge.  During peak periods, it is advisable to call and book your bicycles in advance as this is a popular activity and bikes can sell out quickly. 

Bodmin Bike Hire, Hamley Court, Dennison Road, Bodmin PL31 2LL, 01208 73192

Snails Pace Cafe, Wenford Bridge, Cornwall, 01208 851178

There is also bicycle hire at Wadebridge and Padstow. 

Snails Pace Cafe and bicycle hire Bodmin

Cycle Parking in Bodmin

There are plenty of places to lock up your bike whilst you enjoy looking around Bodmin.  One of the best places is outside the Bodmin Visitor Information Centre where there are lots of bike it'll give you the chance to pop into our office and say hi and pick up all the information you need for your visit to our town.


Bodmin itself has plenty of cafes and places for refreshment like Bosvena, the Weavers Pub or indeed if it's just a quick cuppa you fancy, visit the Coffee Lounge at the Visitor Information Centre.  Have a look at our full listing of places to eat in Bodmin. 

Camel Trail

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