GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Idless Woods

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy miles of woodland walking and cycling trails in this beautiful area of mixed woodland near Truro. This circular route starts at the car park at the western end of the forest and takes you around the area on good paths. Features in the forest include an Iron Age hill fort, lots of pretty bluebells in spring and the River Allen which runs past the western end of the forest. The woods are made up of beeches, larches and eucalyptus. It's a great for wildlife too with roe deer, otters and badgers to look out for.
The woods are are very popular with mountain bikers with numerous off road trails to try.

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You could reach the woods from nearby Truro by following country lanes north past the Daubuz Moors Nature Reserve to Idless. It's about a 2 mile walk from the city centre. Here you can also pick up the Truro Walk which will take you along the Truro River to Boscewan Park and the river estuary at Malpas.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Gunpowder mill, Idless woods - geograph.org.uk - 896682

Gunpowder mill, Idless woods

Entrance to Idless Wood - geograph.org.uk - 912705

Entrance to the woods. This Forestry Commission wood just north of Truro is a popular place with dog walkers, runners and cyclists.

Idless - geograph.org.uk - 209206

Idless. Idless is a hamlet in the River Allen valley north of Truro. It gives its name to the large area of woodland nearby.

Bishop's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 214710

Bishop's Wood. Looking into the woodland from the Lanner Mill entrance at the northern end of the woods.

Woodland Path - geograph.org.uk - 207382

Woodland Path in St Clement's Wood.

Tributary of the River Allen in St Clement Woods - geograph.org.uk - 912735

Tributary of the River Allen in St Clement Woods The remains of a mill can be seen in the foreground.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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