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NEWS RELEASE No: 1489525 AUGUST 2011

Celebrate the forest at Cardinham

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Family setting off on a forest trail from Woods cafe

On Sunday 11 September, as part of its celebrations of the UN’s International Year of the Forest the Forestry Commission is holding a Forest Discovery Day event at Cardinham Woods near Bodmin. 

There are a range of family activities taking place on the day including tree felling and tree climbing demos, pond dipping and bushcraft skills.  Cornwall Trail riders will be allowing people to jump on the back of a quad or a motor bike to see the woods in a different light.

There will also nest box building for all with the constructed boxes being used on site for our near nest box scheme to help us monitor the birds that breed in the woods, a bouncy castle and duck race will also be happening. Woods Café will be open all day and will be putting on a BBQ with local venison burgers and sausages and live music for people to enjoy.

Lots of other organisations will also have stalls on the day and will be talking to people about the work that they do.  As well as all of this all the trails will be open as normal, as well as the picnic area and BBQ area so all in all it should be a fun family day out.

People can sign up online at to be in with the chance of winning one of 1000 free parking vouchers for the day. 

Notes to editor

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment.  Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.  Further information can be found at

Media contact:
Kirstie Smith, Communications Manager, Forestry Commission on 01392 834249.