Cann Wood

Visitor information

On the east side of Plymouth lies Cann Woods, known locally as Plym Forest, in the valley of the stunning River Plym

Covering an area of 230 hectares, Cann Wood is a great place to explore mixed forest with areas of broadleaved woodland mingling with newly planted conifer.

At a glance

  • Segway
  • Horse riding 
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Horse riders are welcome to enjoy Cann woods without a permit.

Please keep to the stoned tracks and be aware of other forest visitors. Cann Woods is popular with dog walkers.


Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest, just bring along good food and company!

There are picnic tables a short walk from the car park or pick your favourite spot in the forest.

See Cann Woods from a unique perspective with a Segway Tour from Cann Woods Segway. Your guide will show you the best of Cann's tracks and trails as you glide effortlessly on your...

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some beautiful landscapes. There are no waymarked trails in Cann so you can create your own adventure along the forest...

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