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Padstow to Bodmin

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Your route today follows the Camel Cycle, a cycle route that initially takes you alongside the Camel Estuary, abundant with wildlife.
easy
Distance 20.4 km
1:26 h
104 m
6 m
This official national trail was built on a disused railway track, originally the Atlantic Express Rail Route from London to the West Country. Upon reaching Wadebridge the trail then goes through the woodland countryside of the Camel Valley and into Bodmin, where you will spend your final night.
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Angus Smith
Update: July 26, 2018
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
86 m
Lowest point
0 m
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Tips and hints

This activity is included in the following itneraries:

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Start

Padstow (4 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 91921 75388
DD
50.541153, -4.938010
DMS
50°32'28.2"N 4°56'16.8"W
UTM
30U 362678 5600594
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Destination

Bodmin

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 91921 75388
DD
50.541153, -4.938010
DMS
50°32'28.2"N 4°56'16.8"W
UTM
30U 362678 5600594
w3w 
///geese.rekindle.navy
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
20.4 km
Duration
1:26 h
Ascent
104 m
Descent
6 m
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