G is for Grogley Halt

Get on your bike in Wadebridge, turn left over the small bridge by The Regal cinema, and keeping the river on your left you will soon find yourself on the official Camel Trail.  Half a century ago the trail was still a passenger line used by the trains of the Bodmin and Wadebridge Railway, but this stopped in 1967; and it was not long until the freight business also had to close as the local china clay industry on which it depended died out.

In this century the old line is now one of the most popular cycling trails in the country, probably because it passes through varied and beautiful scenery, but helped out by the fact it’s almost entirely flat.  Just about 3 miles out of Wadebridge a large concrete platform at shoulder level and a bridge over the river are what remains of Grogley Halt station.

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