Cardinham Woods

    Get back to nature at one of Cornwall's hidden gems.

    Step into Cardinham Woods, nestling in a beautiful valley with a bubbling stream, stunning viewpoints, and fascinating history. To reconnect with nature, get active, or just make unforgettable memories, look no further than Cardinham Woods.

    Restore your balance at Cardinham Woods

    Explore the forest and get close to nature with one of our waymarked walking trails. From gentle streamside strolls to hilly hikes, Cardinham Woods has easy-to-follow walks for all abilities. Listen out for birds among the trees and look out for colourful butterflies darting from leaf to leaf.

    Visitors with reduced mobility can enjoy the forest with our off-road mobility vehicle, available to hire via the Countryside Mobility scheme. Our easy-to-use scooter can tackle forest terrain come rain or shine.

    If energentic holidays are more your style, bring your bike to work up a sweat on the Bodmin Beast mountain bike trail. Our blue graded trail with optional red sections curves through the high forest with features to entertain confident off-road cyclists.

    No trip to Cardinham Woods is complete without a visit to Woods Cafe to sample their menu of homemade cakes and light bites.

    Absolutely gorgeous! The trails are well-marked, the scenery is stunning, and there's even a do-it-yourself dog washing station. The cafe was fantastic with extremely friendly staff. I HIGHLY recommend it.

    Stephanie CronkGoogle Local Guide
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    Entertain the family at Cardinham Woods

    There's so much for kids and grandkids to explore in nature. The whole forest is their playground but, if that isn’t enough, don’t worry – we’ve got plenty to keep everyone entertained.

    Get stuck into the play area outside the cafe or discover the Zog activity trail to learn essential dragon skills. Activity packs are available from the Ranger’s Hut. For a totally unforgettable forest experience, check out Badger Forest School’s holiday activities and bespoke birthday parties. A holiday isn't a holiday without a picnic and family games. Head down to the riverside meadow for a low-tech day to remember.

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    Dogs at Cardinham Woods

    Dogs love the sights, sounds, and smells of Cardinham Woods and the stream is the perfect paddling spot on a warm day. Waggy trails are guaranteed with fresh drinking water and a self-service dog wash in the car park.

    Cardinham Woods is surrounded by grazed farmland with vulnerable livestock, so we ask you to keep all four-legged family members on main paths and in sight at all times. Be prepared to use a lead if their recall isn’t reliable.

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