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About Camelford  |  Weather

The town sits on the River Camel. The name is nothing to do with camels, but comes from the Cornish "cam pol" meaning "winding river".

A small town, formerly a rotten borough, has lots of slate hung houses, and is on the edge of Bodmin Moor. A coach house has been converted into a museum of folk items - the North Cornwall Museum and Gallery A few miles to the east is the Crowdy Reservoir where one can fish for both brown and rainbow trout. Beyond the reservoir is the car park for thew start of the walk up to Rough Tor.


A mile to the north of Camelford is Slaughterbridge, the site of a 9th century battle in which legend says King Arthur was mortally wounded. There is a memorial stone on the site.









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