The Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Bodmin

Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
Grey Wagtail

The sun was out but we only had half the day to enjoy it in so we decided to walk part of the Camel Trail. We’ve walked Padstow to Wadebridge on many occasions so we thought we’d try the Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Bodmin part of the trail. You can hire a bicycle in Wadebridge but we prefer to walk it as you see more. This part of the trail runs through upper Camel Valley following the Camel Estuary. Fields on either side of the trail near Wadebridge have been allowed to flood and form saltwater marshes for the first time in over 100 years, to encourage wildlife back to the area. This makes for a very pretty and interesting walk.

Nik managed to get a fantastic picture of a Grey Wagtail that had been teasing him for ages before settling on a rock. There were many Orange Tipped Butterflies flitting around, shoals of tadpoles in the shallows, you walk to the sound of birds all around you and to top the walk off, we came across a large carpet of bluebells growing in the woodland about a mile and a half along the trail.

All in all, even though we didn’t have time to follow all of this part of the trail, this time we had a wonderful, relaxing day and will definitely be going back to explore the Bodmin end once we have Oscar.

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