GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cardinham Woods Walks and Cycling

4 miles (7 km)

This large mixed woodland forest near Bodmin is very popular with walkers and cyclists.
There are a number of way-marked walking and cycling routes of varying length and difficulty.
Walkers can explore the forest on 4 different colour coded trails. For cyclists there are three mountain bike trails. The Bodmin Beast is of moderate difficulty but has enough challenges for experienced mountain bikers. The two other red grade trails are more challenging with steeper descents. Bike hire is available at the start of the routes.
Highlights in the forest include a section along the pretty Cardinham Water and the old Wheal Glynn Mine. There is also the excellent Woods Cafe where you can refresh yourself after your exercise.


PL30 4AL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Cardinham Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cardinham Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The expansive woods are a great place to bring your dog and you can let them off lead as well. The on site cafe is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your exercise head west into Bodmin and pick up the exellent Camel Trail. The shared cycling and walking trail will take you along the River Camel to the north or the west.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Cardinham Woods - - 846784

The Forestry Commission have way-marked an extensive system of walks and rides. Experience suggests that it is best to stick either to the way-marks or rights-of-way. A medley, combined with unmarked forestry roads can be challenging.

Stream In Cardinham Woods - - 23244

A small stream which runs down the side of the blue trail path in Cardinham woods.

Picnic table in Cardinham Woods - - 560218

Picnic table in Cardinham Woods

Cardinham Woods car park - - 560214

Cardinham Woods car park

Entrance to Cardinham Woods - - 560215

Entrance to Cardinham Woods

Lady Vale Bridge, Cardinham Woods, Cornwall - - 212552

Lady Vale Bridge. This ancient "clapper bridge", a simple form of stone bridge, crosses over Cardinham Water, a stream that runs through Cardinham Woods near Bodmin, Cornwall. The bridge, fenced-off for its own protection, stands on the former site of the Chapel of Our Lady.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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