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The River Camel rises on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Together with its tributaries, it drains a considerable part of North Cornwall. The river issues into the Atlantic Ocean between Stepper and Pentire Point, having covered a distance of approximately 30 miles. The river is tidal as far upstream as Wadebridge. The name ‘Camel’ derives from the Cornish language for the ‘crooked one’ in reference to the river’s winding course

The club is situated on The Camel Estuary famous for it’s Doom Bar (the sandbank, not the beer which is justly famous in itself…). It lies about 5 miles to the west of Wadebridge and opposite the picturesque fishing port of Padstow.