Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Waymarked trails will take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history, and Woods Cafe will help you refuel after your adventure.
With four waymarked routes and miles of other tracks to explore, Cardinham Woods offers plenty of opportunities to blow away the cobwebs.
Food and Drink
If after exploring the forest you are ready for some delicious, homemade food served in beautiful surroundings then make sure you visit Woods Cafe. You may prefer to bring a picnic or even use one of our barbecues.
There's a play area next to the woods cafe, which is an excellent spot to keep young family members amused.
Car Park Charges
Cars cost £2 for up to 2 hours or £3 over 2 hours and minibuses and coaches costs £5 all day. Or why not support Cardinham and save money with a Discovery Pass? A Cardinham Woods Discovery Pass costs £25 for 12 months, and gives you free parking as well as a range of other benefits. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/pass to find out more. You can buy your pass online or from Woods Cafe.
Organising an Event
Many organisations and groups contact us to hold events and activities ranging from group walks to cycle races. If you wish to organise an event on Forestry Commission land you will need our permission. We need to check that the event is properly organised, has adequate insurance cover and doesn't clash with other events or forest operations. Please give as much notice as possible, we require at least eight weeks.
Download an application formto hold an event in Cardinham Woods, or alternatively please call us on 01392 834204. E-mail your completed form to email@example.com or send to West England Forest District Permissions, Buller's Hill, Kennford, Exeter, Devon. EX6 7XR.
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