We recently did the 5 mile trail from Wadebridge to Padstow, it is very flat and the views are amazing looking over the Camel Estuary. What is really great about this part of the trail is that there are no roads to cross until you get to the town.
During the 5 mile trip there is no shops en-route so would advise to take a drink (for you and your dog) and a snack/ tip bit just in case you need a sugar rush.
It was really nice to get to Padstow for a well deserved fish and chips and a sit down to watch the harbour and to have a look around the small town which has some lovely shops. It is a bit of a shame that the town has so many ventures run by one famous person's business as it really does feel they are taking over, but look hard for the one off shops they are lovely and well worth a visit.
The trail can get very busy at weekends and holiday periods, mostly there seem to be walkers and cyclists. So be prepare to dodge the bikes with you dog if you go in the busy periods.
The trail is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders, runs from Bodmin through to Padstow in North Cornwall following the disused railway line once used by the London and South West Railway.
At Bodmin yet another line, one of the most historic in the country, winds its way inland to the foot of Bodmin Moor where it comes to an end near Blisland, an extraordinarily pretty moorland village.
The code of conduct for the trail says to keep your dogs under close control so that they do not cause damage to adjoining private land, livestock, the river & its wildlife.
As it is flat it is mostly suitable for disabled access as well.
Please be careful with some of the route as there are areas where you need to cross roads so make sure your four legged friends are under control.
For full information of the trail please look at Cornwall Councils website, which also has a useful downloadable leaflet of the whole trail.
I hope to explore the Camel Trail more over the coming months as its a great place. It would be great to hear any experiences you have had along the Camel Trail.