Cardinham Woods, Cornwall

melissa carne portrait at cardinham woods in cornwall

Cardinham Woods, Bodmin, Cornwall, England

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog, today’s post is all about Cardinham woods located near Bodmin, Cornwall. Cardinham woods is a mixed woodland great for local dog walkers, cyclists, families and horse riders.

There are 4 different walking trails and 3 cycling trails to pick from (all of which are sign posted.) We did the Lady Vale route which is an accessible route for everyone, it’s pretty flat meaning it’s good for pushchairs and wheelchairs. It follows the river and does a loop which comes back to the car park, the trail is 1.5 miles long. However, there are many other trails which are a bit longer and more challenging.

At Cardinham there is also a play area, BBQ and picnic areas and a cafe meaning it is a great place to go for the day. There are a few negatives that I will mention, and that is you have to pay for the car park which is £2 for two hours or £5 for the day, which is pretty steep, especially if you’re going to be buying lunch at the very pretty but expensive cafe on site. A way to get around this is to bring your own lunch and have a picnic surrounded by the beautiful woodland!

I can imagine the woodland changes magnificently with the seasons making for a new experience every time. If you’re in the area why not have a look at Lanhydrock, a country house and estate.

Lots of love, Melissa x

path in trees at cardinham woods in cornwall
old stone bridge at cardinham woods in cornwall
macro shot of plant at cardinham woods in cornwall