How to get there: Cardinham Woods are located just off the A30 near Bodmin and Lanhydrock.
Grid Reference: SX 100 667
Nearest Postcode: PL30 4AL
Parking: There is a good-sized pay-and-display car park located at the beginning of the walking trails.
Facilities: Public toilets, cafe.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1. Lady Vale Walk (1.5 miles – Purple Marked Route)
This easy-going route is flat the whole way, with a good accessible path which runs alongside the river one way, and then back along the other side. Follow the river upstream to Lady Vale Bridge, before crossing the river and making the return trip.
2. Wheal Glynn Walk (2.5 miles – Grey Marked Route)
Additional to the Lady Vale Walk, this route encompasses a long loop which begins at Lady Vale Bridge, leading up to the old lead and silver mine. This route has steep ascents, so beware of this for you and your dog, but the views over the forest make it worthwhile.
3. Deviock Trail (4.0 miles – Pink Marked Route)
The longest route, this walk provides a gentle climb up the forest tracks to explore the outer reaches of the woodland. Follow the pink marked route round to reach the top, before a steep descent takes you back down to Scots pine picnic area and Lady Vale Bridge.