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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Idless Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.