A mixed woodland haven on the edge of Bodmin Moor popular among walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
A 40 minute drive from Padstow, Cardinham Woods on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor is a true woodland haven. Including 4 walking routes, 3 cycling trails, picnic and BBQ areas, a children’s play area and more, the site’s 650 acres make for thrilling discovery no matter how many years young you are.
Whether you are solo adventuring, walking with the dog or bringing along the whole family, Cardinham Woods has a huge variety of things to see and do. Home to a diverse array of wildlife and beautiful scenery, there is something to look at with every turn. See if you can spot any locals of the furry or feathered varieties and enjoy a picnic by one of the gurgling streams under a lush green canopy.
Ranging from easy to challenging, the walks around Cardinham Woods cater for all abilities. Choose a more strenuous trail to really blow the cobwebs away or take it easy around a gentler route and enjoy the tranquil setting. Thick with conifers as well as other trees, this area of Ancient Woodland is a magical place to escape the rush of everyday life for a while.
If you like getting outside but prefer a bit more action, Cardinham Woods lends itself perfectly to two-wheeled exploration. Bring your own bike or hire one on site, there are trails for both cycling and mountain biking. Choose from Bodmin Beast Cycle Trail, Dialled-In-Dave or Hell’s Teeth for a gentle ride or adrenaline-fuelled rush.
Once you have walked all you can walk and are ready for refreshments, the woods are home to a café serving lots of delicious treats. Offering a thoughtfully put together menu, you can reward yourself to home-made food and freshly baked goodies. Dog-friendly, Woods Café offers everyone a comfortable place to sit back and refuel.