Sitting on the western fringes of Bodmin Moor, Cardinham Woods offer a different, but equally picturesque, kind of scenery to the familiar Cornwall seen on postcards. Riddled with footpaths and trails, its shady glades feel a world away from the summer excesses of coastal Fowey or Newquay (which it sits about halfway between).
The dappled shade beneath its woodland canopy provides an important habitat for a huge number of native woodland flowers which spring to life each spring, while gently-flowing streams cutting right through the woods become all the more alluring during the summer months.
Cycling at Cardinham Woods
As autumn comes around, Cardinham Woods become a blaze of colour, and even during the mild Cornish winters there's plenty of beauty and photo-worthy scenes to be enjoyed from dedicated cycle trails as well as the footpaths.
Walking in Cardinham Woods
In total, there are four main walking routes and three cycle trails, in addition to a children's play area, picnic spot and award-winning café within an attractive stone-built farmhouse.
Onsite parking can be found just a few hundred metres off the A38/A30 Bodmin Bypass.