I used to be remaining at Gunvenna Caravan park near Port Isaac, which is associated with Cornwall I have not visited for almost any extended time. I used to be looking for something to complete that might involve everyone, My lady Sue and myself, Maddy age 6 and Rosie who’s just 12 several days old. We’d find out about ‘The Camel Trail’ this is a cycle friendly path produced in the classic disused railway track. Really The Camel Trail differs from Padstow to Bodmin and contains another arm which inserts from Bodmin to Wenfordbridge. The distances involved are Padstow to Wadebridge, 5 miles, Wadebridge to Bodmin 6.1 miles and Bodmin to Wenfordbridge 7.1 miles.
Our original intention was that Sue would walk together with Rosie within the stroller and Maddy i would hire some bikes. We did not do that because after we shown up at Padstow Cycle Hire we recognized they’d every possible mixture of bike you’ll be able to want. Adult bikes came by means of hybrids, bikes, tricycles, tandems. Babies and youthful children might be covered in trailers, child seats or ‘tagalong’ bikes.
We selected two Claude Butler hybrid adult bikes for Sue and me, mine was pulling a trailer for Rosie. Maddy was a shiny crimson Dawes Blowfish child’s bike.
We trigger from Padstow heading towards Wadebridge, inside a couple of minutes i used to be cycling more than an attractive old railway bridge which spans the small Petherick Creek. The Camel Trail hugs the south side within the River Camel giving lovely views within the estuary towards Rock along with the disused quarries across the north bank within the Camel.
Roughly midway along is a little stall setup according to tricycles, Treats-on-Trikes these were known as, allowing you to buy servings of tea, cold drinks, ice creams in addition to Cornish Pasties.
Completely within the Camel Trail people are on bikes, running and walking, however, many importantly everybody came out to obtain smiling. It did not seem too extended before i used to be sinking the A39 bridge and Wadebridge was looming. At Wadebridge we’re capable of have transported onto Bodmin, but we believed that was most likely enough for occasionally we’d fish and chips in the restaurant known as ‘The Glass House’ then headed back.
That’s it, converting a disused railway in a cycle path is just a brilliant key to complete, this means there isn’t any steep hillsides, excellent scenery with no cars.