Cardinham Woods is found just off the A30 near Bodmin and Lanhyrock nestled down a very Cornish country lane. The beautiful woodland area is popular with cyclists, walkers, horse riders and dogs. There’s a wonderful little stream that passes alongside the parking area, and many walking and cycling routes to explore.
Its £2 to park for 2 hours, or £5 for the whole day, if you live nearby it might be worth getting an annual pass for a whole years parking for just £30. There’s places for a picnic, walking and cycling routes so pack your lunch and explore the beauty of Cornwall’s Cardinham Woods…
Cycling Cardinham Woods
If you’re down on holiday in Cornwall or don’t have mountain bikes handy then don’t worry you can hire bikes right from the car park at Cardinham Woods.
Be warned though there are several routes, which are colour coded but they’re not for the faint hearted. The red route is rather extreme in places, and ‘The Bodmin Beast’ blue route is still pretty adventurous.
Walking Cardinham Woods
If cycling’s not for you then there are some wonderful walking routes too in Cardinham Woods. With a mixture of shorter and longer routes through the woodland it means there’s something for serious walkers, strollers or families with dogs. There’s lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery, with the Woods Cafe if you’re here for the day, or pack a picnic and take in the scenery.
There’s a play area for the children, or The Gruffalo Spotter App if free to keep them entertained.
If you’re not prepared, or decide to cycle with a fold up camper van bike then expect to walk up some of the hills like we did…
Find out more via the Forestry Commission website.
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