Cardinham Woods

Stone cafe building surrounded by trees with tables and parasols in front
Sun shining through the trees
A Lady in a green jumper helps a little boy blow on a toasted marshmallow
Three people cycling along a forest road
Panorama of the valley of Cardinham Woods
A man and woman walking along a forest road with a small white dog
A stone clapper bridge over a stream
Two mountain bikers cycle over a rough track
Cardinham Woods
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Cardinham Woods is one of the Cornwall's hidden gems

Nestling in a beautiful valley with a bubbling stream, Cardinham Woods is one of the Cornwall's hidden gems. This mixed woodland offers a range of waymarked walking and mountain bike trails, and family- friendly play and picnic areas. Discover stunning viewpoints and evidence of the area’s fascinating history with remnants of the old mine and traditional clapper bridge.

Waymarked routes make the most of Cardinham’s beautiful surroundings with well-maintained trails for all abilities.

Mountain biking
Get your adrenalin fix as you explore the wooded slopes of the Cardinham Valley with mountain bike trail for intermediate and advanced riders.

The whole woodland is a playground. But if that isn’t enough, enjoy our dedicated play area outside the cafe.

Award-winning cafe
Recharge in Woods Café with a selection of scrumptious homemade food. 

Outdoor learning and birthday parties
Badger Forest School offers hands-on learning in the great outdoors through regular school sessions, holiday clubs, family sessions and birthday parties. For more information and bookings, visit

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