Camelford (Cornish: Reskammel) is a town and civil parish in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, situated in the River Camel valley northwest of Bodmin Moor. The town is approximately ten miles (16 km) north of Bodmin and is governed by Camelford Town Council.Lanteglos-by-Camelford is the ecclesiastical parish in which the town is situated (not to be embarrassed with Lanteglos-by-Fowey). The ward population at the 2011 Census was 4,001. The Town population at the same census was 865 only
Camelford is in the North Cornwall parliamentary constituency represented by Scott Mann MP back 2015. Until 1974, the town was the administrative headquarters of Camelford Rural District.
The two main industrial enterprises in the area are the slate quarry at Delabole and the cheese factory at Davidstow and there is a small industrial estate at Highfield.
The A39 road (dubbed ‘Atlantic Highway’) passes through the town centre: a bypass has been discussed for many years. Camelford Station, some separate from from the town, closed in 1966; the site was when used as a cycling museum.