Camelford in North Cornwall


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Camelford in North Cornwall

Booby's Bay
Coads Green
Crackington Haven
Constantine Bay
Daymer Bay
Five Lanes
Harlyn Bay
North Hill
Petherwin Gate
Port Isaac
Porthcothan Bay
Port Quin
South Petherwin
St Breward
St Endellion
St Issey
St Juliot
St Kew
St Kew Highway
St Mabyn
St Merryn/Shop
Stoke Climsland
St Teath
St Tudy
Trebarwith Strand
Warbstow Cross
Week St Mary
Widemouth Bay


Churches in North Cornwall

Camelford is a small market town approximately six miles from the coast. It has several shops and some good places to eat and drink . Here can be found the local leisure centre and library. Camelford  is quite centrally located for either the beach and the seaside or equally the moors and inner North Cornwall, with its fabulous countryside.

Camelford town centre

Camelford Town

There are various places to stay within this locality, from campsites to quality hotels . Camelford is Close to Crowdy Reservoir ideal for you windsurfers extinct volcano, and Brown Willy (the highest  point in Cornwall) nestling on the edge of the moors.. again ideal for walkers and explorers.

Enfield Park

Enfield park has undergone quite extensive improvements.

The entrance is currently undergoing a make over which will result in the re instatement of a local market.

Enfield Park affords lovely walks alongside a burbling river nestling in a wooded valley then wends its way to Slaughterbridge where legend tells of King Arthur's last battle with the wicked Mordred.

A view across Camelford


Camelford is a good place to base yourself if you wish to explore inner North Cornwall . 

St Clether is a small hamlet on the outskirts of Davidstow Moor

The River Camel

The river Camel

Camelford, formerly 'Cam Pol' which is Cornish for “curved river”, sits astride the river Camel. At over 700ft above sea level Camelford is one of the highest towns in England. The highest points above sea level, in the whole of the county of Cornwall, can be found close by.
Camelford grew to become an important river crossing on the route from Launceston, Cornwall’s former capital, to the market town of Wadebridge and then, on ultimately to Falmouth.
As a result of its favoured position, the town's inns and businesses thrived and the patronage of its MPs brought a lot of money into the town, which is reflected in some very handsome buildings. The symbol of the camel, as used on the Town Hall weather vane, is often used in connection with the town of Camelford, but actually the name has nothing to do with camels. The word Camelford is thought to derive from cam = crooked, alan = beautiful and ford. Thus Camalanford, contracted in the course of time to Camelford. The river Cam (which in Celtic means crooked stream) was easily forded by early travellers. Records show that there has been a bridge here since 1521.
Camelford became a free borough and an important centre of commerce when Richard, Earl of Cornwall, granted a royal charter in 1259. Like Bossiney, Edward VI bestowed on Camelford the right to send two members to Parliament, a practice which continued until 1832, when the Reform Bill abolished the two "rotten boroughs", of Camelford and Bossiney completely.

Roughtor is the site of bronze age hut circles.

Saxon Chronicle refers to the Battle of Camelford, 823 AD

Video of  The Road To Roughtor near Camelford.


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Shop's and other local services and amenities,

that cater for all your essential and not so essential items, in and around Camelford.

Ace Builders   51 Victoria Road   Camelford   01840 213565

Camel Taxis   5 Clease Meadows   Camelford   01840 212963

Camelford Bike Bits   33 High Street   01840 213483

Camelford Florists  29 Market Place   01840 213283

Camelford Gallery   23 Market Place   01840 213980

Camelford  Medical Centre    The Surgery      01840 213893 / 213894

Camelford Sports Centre   Dark Lane   Camelford   01840 213188

Cole Rayment and White Property Agents   24A Market Place   Camelford   01840 213333

Howden Plant and Equipment   Camelford   01840 213588

John Parker Greengrocer   29A Market Place   Camelford   01840 213282

  Kulfi Kids   7 Market Place   Camelford    01840 211144

Lakefield Caravan Park   Lower Pendavey Farm   Camelford   01840 213279

"MARKET PLACE" ultimate gifts   10 Market Place   Camelford   PL32 9PB   01840 213600

Masons Arms Hotel and Public House   11 Market Place   Camelford   01840 213309

Parkway Estate Agents   6 Market Place   Camelford   01840 212121

Peckish   Fish and Chips   8 Victoria Road   Camelford   01840 213587

Post office and Spar   13 Market Place   Camelford   01840 212356

Sproulls Solicitors   27B Market Place   Camelford   01840 212245

RJ Page Fine Art Gallery / Workshop   32 Fore Street   Camelford   01840 213331

St Kitts Herbery   Starapark   Camelford   PL32 9XH  01840 213442 

Style Counts Hair salon   The Bridge Shop   Market Place   Camelford   01840 213974

Visions Hair Salon   24 Fore Street   Camelford   01840 211222

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