Cardinham Woods is a hidden Cornish gem nestling in a beautiful valley with a bubbling stream, stunning viewpoints, and fascinating history. To reconnect with nature, clear your mind, or just make unforgettable memories, look no further than Cardinham Woods.
Things to do at Cardinham Woods
There are three Tramper-friendly waymarked walking trails to choose from, which include a gentle streamside stroll and two hilly hikes with rewarding views. The forest is full of wildlife all year-round, from fluttering birds and butterflies to majestic deer moving through the landscape. Why not take a moment to close your eyes and take in the sounds and scents of the forest around you?
To entertain the children, try the themed activity trail or head to the play area to burn off some energy. The streamside meadow is the perfect spot for a relaxed picnic and paddle in the stream.
Dogs at Cardinham Woods
Dogs love Cardinham Woods and all its sights, sounds, and smells. There is drinking water and a self-service dog wash in the car park, and the stream is the perfect spot for a dip on a warm day. Cardinham Woods is surrounded by grazed farmland with vulnerable livestock, so we ask you to follow our doggy code and keep all four-legged family members in sight at all times.
Eating and drinking
After your forest adventure, refuel at Woods Cafe. No visit to Cardinham Woods is complete without sampling the delicious seasonal selection of homemade light bites and cakes.
Cardinham Woods is free to visit but car parking charges apply. All money from the car park is invested back into the forest and facilities for everyone to enjoy.
Pre booking is essential to avoid disappointment. On arrival, go to the Rangers Hut next to the car park entrance. There is space to drop off there if walking from the accessible parking spaces will be too far.
The following Tramper hire fees are charged. Please note that this location is card payment only.
Up to 1.5 hours – £2.50
Up to 3 hours – £5
Up to 6 hours – £10