Wadebridge Walks - Camel Trail Wadebridge to Padstow Walk
This market town is situated in a lovely spot on the River Camel in North Cornwall.
This walk from the town follows the popular Camel Trail along the estuary to nearby Padstow. The walk runs for just over 5 miles, following a fairly flat waymarked trail for the whole way.
The route starts in Wadebridge and follows the trail north west, passing Tregunna, Pinkson Creek, Lower Halwyn, Ball Hill, Dennis Hill and Tregonce before coming into Padstow. There's lovely views to the Camel Estuary where you can look out for a variety of birdlife including herons and little egrets.
Wadebridge Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wadebridge Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wadebridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wadebridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Old Tea House is a quaint little place for refreshments in Wadebridge. They do a delicious cream tea and have some fine home made cakes as well. You can find them at 6 Polmorla Rd with a postcode of PL27 7ND for your sat navs. For a pub lunch head to the noteworthy Maltsters Arms. The 16th century pub is located in a lovely spot on the village green.
The trail is a nice one to do with your dog though there are plenty of cyclists around. The Old Tea House and The Maltsters Arms mentioned above are also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Wadebridge also lies on the Saints Way. This long distance trail takes you across the county from Padstow in the north to Fowey on the south coast. It follows the probable route of early Christian travellers making their way from Ireland to the Continent.
In Padstow you can pick up the Padstow to Trevone Bay Walk, the Padstow to Harlyn Bay Walk and head up to the popular headland at Stepper Point. There's also the option of catching the ferry over to Rock and heading north on the Rock to Polzeath Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.