Getting into Padstow & Wadebridge without a car?


Here at The Laurels we often get asked is it possible to get into Padstow & Wadebridge without a car?

The answer is most definitely YES

Whether you are a cycling enthusiast, love a good walk, like to catch the bus or prefer the convenience of a taxi there's options for everyone.

Take a look at the map below that we've put together that shows you how to walk or cycle from The Laurels down to The Camel Trail and then into either Padstow or Wadebridge.

The red route is the safest route to avoid the main A39 via the bridle path from our entrance and then down country lanes. But please note the lane can become wet and muddy during Autumn & Winter (and sometimes in the summer if we have a particulary wet summer!)

The blue route is best when it is wet, cross over the main road and follow the country lanes opposite then cross back over the road and pick up the red route again down to the Camel Trail.

Both routes are about the same distance.

You'll also pass The Quarryman Inn, a lovely dog friendly pub perfect for a cheeky pint on the way home.

Distances from The Laurels to:

The Quarryman Inn 1.3 miles
Access to The Camel Trail 2 miles
Padstow (end of the trail) 5.5 miles
Padstow (Harbour) 6 miles
Wadebridge (Lidl) 3.75 miles

Bus Information

There are 2 bus services that stop right outside The Laurels.

The Number 11 from Padstow to Wadebridge (and then on to Bodmin & Plymouth) stops right at our entrance. When you view the timetable look at 'All Stops' for 'Hals Grave' - on the 'Major Stops' timetables we are a minute before / after 'Royal Cornwall Showground.

The Hals Grave stop for Wadebridge direction is in our layby at the entrance of the campsite.

The stop for Padstow is on the grass verge opposite our layby (we strim a section of the verge so it should be obvious where to wait), please note there is no signpost on the opposite side of the road but it is an official 'Hail & Ride stop' so wait on the grass verge to flag the bus down once it has pulled off the main A39

The  Number 95 from Bude to Newquay (via Wadebridge, Boscastle & Tintagel) stops outside The Laurels on the main A39. When you view the timetable look at 'All stops' for 'Padstow Fork' - on the 'Major Stops' timetables we are a minute before / after 'Royal Cornwall Showground.

When staying with us the best way that we find to look up bus times is to use the 'Go Cornwall Bus' mobile app. You can download the app here: Mobile App - Go Cornwall Bus

Alternatively you can view the full timetables on their wesite using the links below:

Local Taxis

If you prefer to get a taxi click on the button below for a list of local taxi numbers that you can print off.

Please note if you know you need a taxi on a certain evening I would book well in advance (also book your return) as they get very full very quickly during peak times.