As you are probably aware I’m a Cornish girl living in Barcelona, so on the rare occasion I go back to Kernow to visit friends and family I don’t usually have much time to do anything but sit in living rooms (or when the weather is as gorgeous as it is at the moment, gardens) and drink tea. Not that I would ever complain about drinking tea!
This time I’m back for a wonderful nine days so a little Cornish adventure is on the to do list too. The boy and I decided to head out to Wadebridge and rent bicycles in order to do the Camel Trail to Padstow and my goodness did we have a wonderful time.
We chose mountain bikes which were slightly dearer to rent – £36 for the day, and were given a tyre puncture repair kit and handy bike lock incase we decided to go into Padstow for lunch, which we did. Riding along the trail was so enjoyable and it’s perfect for everyone, we saw toddlers on the back of bikes, little ones learning to cycle for the first time as well as retired couples enjoying the views too.
It took us about an hour and a half to ride the 6miles to Padstow following the trail alongside the river, there’s a little pitstop halfway along where you can buy cold drinks, hot drinks and snacks if you fancy a nibble and a sit down and the views are stunning.
When we arrived in Padstow we chained the bikes up and had a walk around the town before heading to Rick Stein’s Fish & Chips. The battered fish was so so soooo delicious, and the chips were as good as chips can be. We ate outside in the sunshine before waddling our full tummies back to the bikes and riding back to Wadebridge, albeit much slower due to our fullness!
If you’re down in Cornwall and fancy a little outdoors adventure that is exciting and invigorating as well as grounding and calming, I’d definitely recommend The Camel Trail.