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Wadebridge Further Information

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About Wadebridge

A market town situated in North Cornwall dating back to the 14th century. The town’s early prosperity was largely due to the River Camel as many goods were transported by boat.  the bridge across the river dates from 1460, has 17 arches and is 320’ long.  A new road bridge has recently opened by-passing the town.
Wadebridge has a good shopping centre, with many restaurants, tea rooms and pubs.
It now boasts an extensive sports centre including a swimming pool and squash courts.
Walking/Cycling
The Camel Trail  -  this very popular trail passes through Wadebridge.  It runs a total distance of 17 miles from Padstow to Pooley’s Bridge.  As it was once a railway line it is flat and has various refreshment breaks available on route.  It has become the 3rd largest attraction in Cornwall.  Cycle hire is available in Wadebridge.
Saints Way  -  The town is on the Saints Way, a 16 mile rural path between Padstow and Fowey dating from ancient times founded by Celtic Saints.
Beaches  -  numerous beaches within short drive.  Rock is only a few miles.  (see Rock entry)  Nearest main resort is Padstow.
Royal Cornwall show  -  On the outskirts of Wadebridge, held early June.  very popular especially with the farming community.
Fishing  -  Salmon fishing on the river Camel
Summary:  A picturesque town with good walks along the river.