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.
Please note: Callywith walk and start of the cycle trail will be closed due to the routine felling program. The closure will be in place from the 25th November until early March. A cycle trail diversion will be in place on site. All other walking trails will be open as normal.
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With four waymarked routes and miles of other tracks to explore, Cardinham Woods offers plenty of opportunities to blow away the cobwebs.
Enjoy some off-road biking at Cardinham Woods with the 12km Bodmin Beast blue (moderate) trail and two tough red graded trails.
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 this application form to hold an event in Cardinham Woods, or alternatively please call us on 01594 833054. Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to West England Forest District Permissions, Bank House, Coleford, Glos, G116 8BA
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