Alternative Routes

Crossing the River Camel at Rock and Padstow  (when ferry/water taxi options aren't available)

There is no recommended walking route around the Camel. Any route is over 12miles with sections on very busy roads. It is recommended to use another form of transport around the Camel.

 

Padstow-Rock

 Public transport

Take the 11A Bus to Wadebridge (Molesworth Bridge) and change to the No.10 to Rock. See: https://www.gocornwallbus.co.uk/services for further details.

Walking

Follow the Camel Trail from Padstow to Wadebridge. On reaching Molesworth Street in Wadebridge a bridge crosses the river. From here, there are no public paths, and alternative means of transport such as bus or taxi are recommended.  The route is along the B3314 towards Port Isaac, and then along Rock Road into Rock which is approximately 7 miles. (There is a slightly shorter alternative via Dinham Creek).

N.B Bicycle hire is available with local businesses at Padstow and Wadebridge for this section of the Camel Trail and one-way options are possible.

 

Rock-Padstow  

Public transport

Take the No.10 bus to Wadebridge (Molesworth Bridge) and change to 11A to Padstow. See: https://www.gocornwallbus.co.uk/services for further details.

Walking

Do not walk up the estuary as there are no public paths and the estuary is tidal and dangerous.

The route follows Rock Road to the B3314 then following signs to Wadebridge (approximately 6miles). Or there is a shorter alternative via Porthilly Lane and Dinham In Wadebridge cross the Molesworth bridge and follow the Camel trail to Padstow (6 miles). 

N.B Bicycle hire is available with local businesses at Padstow and Wadebridge for this section of the Camel Trail and one-way options are possible.