A few years ago we had a totally pawesome holiday walking part of The Camel Trail in Cornwall, so when mum said, ‘How did you fancy going back and finishing the walk?’ we all put our paws up! All 16 of them!
We really like this walk because the scenery is very nice but more impawtantly it’s suitable for a doggy stroller. I’m getting a little older now and although I still enjoy a long walk if we are going to go for miles I like to pop in my stroller for a rest!
The Camel Trail is a very popular recreational route. It runs from Wenford Bridge to Padstow via Bodmin and Wadebridge . The trail goes through wooded countryside then alongside the Camel Estuary before arriving at the pretty coastal town of Padstow.
The trail is 18 miles long and follows the old Railway line to London. It’s fairly flat all the way and mainly traffic-free. Of course you don’t have to walk it all in one go! You could do a shorter route or walk little sections like we did: Wenford bridge to Bodmin is 6.25 miles, Bodmin to Wadebridge is 5.75 miles and Wadebridge to Padstow is 5.5miles.
It’s a Site of Special Scientific Interest and if you are lucky you might spot Kingfishers, Dormice, Bats, Otters or even a Gizmo!
You get lots of walkers and lots and lots of cyclists on the trail especially between Wadebridge and Padstow. (We found it much quieter during the week than at weekends). If your humans like to cycle they can hire bikes and dog bike trailers at Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Wenford Bridge. There are plenty of places in the towns to stop off for drinks, snacks and lunches. We particularly like the Wood and Green Cafe at Wadebridge which does fresh home cooked food and also had several vegan options.
If you are a train enthusiast you can catch the stream train at Bodmin General Station to Boscarne Junction. From the station you can join the Camel Trail and you’ll find a vineyard, a tea room and a public house, all within approximately 30 minutes walk. We walked a section of the trail from here and then caught a train back later in the day.
This is a really nice walk but if you are limited for time and can only do part of it we would recommend the Wadebridge to Padstow section. The scenery is really beautiful – just watch out for the cyclists!
A free Camel Trail leaflet is available from Cornwall Council’s website Tel: 0300 1234 100.
Another great walk with a doggy stroller is The Tissington and High Peak Trails in Derby.
If you know of some pawesome walks which are suitable for a doggy stroller why not bark over to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us all about them!
Woofs Frodo – BB Editor xx