A "leisurely" Cornwall cycling route with "impressive scenery" has been named one of the best to try out in the UK.

The Camel Trail was included on the list of the 20 best cycle routes in the UK and Ireland from Big7Travel.

Discussing the creation of the list the publication wrote: "The UK and Ireland are home to some spectacular scenery, from wildflower-filled meadows in the Cotswolds to the chalky cliffs of the Kent coast – and one of the best ways to explore is on two wheels.

"There are now thousands of miles of dedicated cycle paths crisscrossing the country, including car-free tracks, quiet country lanes and former railway lines. But with so much choice, which should you choose for your next two-wheeled adventure?"

The full list of the 20 best cycling routes in the UK and Ireland can be found on the website here.

What was said about The Camel Trail in Cornwall?

Big7Travel praised The Camel Trail for being a fairly relaxing route which is mostly traffic-free.

Additionally, the scenery around the upper Camel Valley and the Camel Estuary was another plus to the trail.

They wrote: "Proof that not all the best things in life are hard work, this leisurely 12-mile (mostly) traffic-free trail follows the route of an old London and South West Railway from Padstow to Wenford Bridge.

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"The route meanders across the countryside and past some of Cornwall’s most impressive scenery, including the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and the Camel Estuary, which is a haven for birdwatchers.

"It’s fairly level all the way, making it popular with families, but the spellbinding views of moorland, woodlands and estuary make it a worthy day out for more advanced cyclists.

"Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife: it’s a popular spot for otters, bats, kingfishes, marsh orchids and marigolds."