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Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SX 073 664

Last Visited: 2008

The Bodmin and Wenford Railway consists of two stretches of line and trains alternate between the two lines. They both leave Bodmin General station and head steeply down hill, one to meet the main line at Bodmin Parkway, and the other to meet the disused Wadebridge to Bodmin North line (now the Camel Trailway cycle track) at Boscarne Junction.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Doing both halves in one day induces a sense of déjà vu, and is probably only for the dedicated enthusiast.

When I was there quite a lot of people seemed to have taken the morning train down to Boscarne, hired bikes to explore the southern end of the trailway and were catching the afternoon train up. This seems like a good way to enjoy this leg of the railway. Otherwise stick to the Parkway branch as there is rather more to see going that way.

Plans are already being laid to extend the line along the trailway to Grogley, with the long term aim of restoring the whole of the Bodmin to Wadebridge line.

Wonder if theyʼll ever get to Padstow? Now that would be a fine run.

Check the Bodmin and Wenford Railwayʼs website for opening times etc.