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Wheal Glynn Walk
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Demanding

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

2.5 miles

Trail description

This is a short walk starting from Lady Vale Bridge leading up to the old lead and silver mine of Wheal Glynn. The old engine house and chimney can still be seen through the trees.

As you walk amongst some of the tallest trees in Cardinham Woods there is a short strenuous ascent, but you will have wonderful views over the forest and a leisurely descent to look forward to.


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What's Here?

  • Play area
  • Trail (hard)
  • Barbeque
  • There are four large BBQs on site that can be pre-booked. To check availability and to make a booking please phone the forest office on 01296 625825. There are also smaller pitches, which are first come, first served. These are the only places on site where BBQs are permitted.
  • Cycling
  • There is a 9km family cycle trail around the woods. See leaflet for route or follow the cycle waymarkers on-site.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse-riding by permit only, Call 01420 23666
  • Orienteering
  • Twenty permanent orienteering posts scattered around this forest provide an uphill struggle. Maps can be purchased from the forest office or Wendover TIC. Please note post 16 has been temporarily removed.
  • Picnic
  • There are planty of grassy areas for picniccing.
  • Walking
  • There are a number of trails that run through Wendover Woods, including The Firecrest Trail, Forest Fitness Trail and All Ability Hilltop Trail. Pick up a trail guide from the dispensers in the car park or at the cafe.
  • Wildlife
  • The rare Firecrest can be seen amongst the tops of the Norway Spruce trees between April and August. During the summer the managed verges are a spectacular sight, covered with wild flowers including various orchid species. The wood also contains badger setts, an area managed for glow worms and four of the six owl species found in the British Isles.
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OS Grid ref: SX 100 667

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