The North Cornwall Trail

The North Cornwall Trail

Hens Kernow Gleth (Bodmin to Devon via Bude)

The North Cornwall Trail from Bodmin to the Devon border is a 40.5 mile (64.6km) multi-use trail and is suitable for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. 

Description of the trail

Overlapping with the West Country Way, the first part of the route follows the upper reaches of The Camel Trail out of Bodmin and onto the quiet lanes of Bodmin Moor.

From the beautiful village of Blisland, the route wends its way to Camelford. Sections of the trail offer panoramic views across to the coast before dipping back into more sheltered valley bottoms.

Heading north, the trail crosses some of the most remote parts of Cornwall. Once past the village of Hallworthy it is possible to choose between a more strenuous route via the coast and the dramatic cliffs of Millook, or an easier inland route through Week-St- Mary. From Bude the route turns east through the pretty village of Marhamchurch. The trail then crosses the county boundary into Devon and links into the National Cycle Network at Holsworthy.

Download The North Cornwall Trail leaflet who includes a map and further information about the trail.

How to get there

There are a number of ways that you can get to the North Cornwall trail.

Rail: Bodmin Parkway is the nearest mainline station, there are no direct rail connections along the whole route.

Car: View a map of the trail to find out how to get there by car.

Facilities and parking

Cost: Free

Bike hire: is available at Bodmin and Bude


  • St Breward has a pub and general store.
  • Camelford: Has restaurants, pubs, shops and a park with play facilities
  • Bude: Has restaurants, pubs, shops and play areas.

Toilets: View the interactive map which shows where the public toilets are located across Cornwall.

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