Padstow and Camel Estuary is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Padstow, Cornwall, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 314 feet Route Type: Loop

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A circular route from the picturesque town of Padstow on the north coast of Cornwall. The walk gives you the chance to explore the heart of the small Cornish town, before climbing out to follow the coastal path alongside the estuary of the River Camel. The route then returns along arable field paths and farm tracks passing the old manor house of Prideaux Place. Within the town you'll have chance to explore the many quaint small shops, cafes and pubs or take a boat trip and once you're out onto the coastal path the views are really breathtaking. The walk follows a mixture of pavements, quiet tarmac lanes, stone paths and field side paths, the latter of which will be muddy after wet weather and can also be quite overgrown. The walk has several short steep climbs and also a couple of very long gradual climbs. There is one (very tight!) kissing gate by the church plus three stone stiles (these are relatively easy to climb but dogs may need a leg up on one of them). There are public toilets in the car park at the start and plenty of places for refreshment within the town. Approximate time 2 hours.

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