Weather warning in place. No BBQs or campfires in the forest.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Cann Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us

By bike: Follow the Marsh Mills-Clearbrook Sustrans route, and enter Forestry Commission woods at Plymbridge. Please note that cycling is not permitted on the Blue Walk.

Cann Woods Car Park, Elfordleigh, Plymouth
Sat Nav Postcode: PL7 5ED
By Car

Travelling north along the A38, turn off at the exit signposted Plympton. Take the first exit at the first and second mini-roundabouts and follow the road past Boringdon Hall, Elfordleigh and the Woodside Animal Shelter. The Cann Woods entrance is on the left.

OS Grid Ref
SX547594

50.418222279902, -4.0463429689407

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Cann Wood. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 2

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Activities at Cann Wood

People walking in the distance on bright sunny day in the forest
Blue trail at Cann Wood
Three guys enjoying Segway in the forest
Cann Segway at Cann Wood
Cycling at Cann Wood
Cycling at Cann Wood
Ladies riding on Horses through the woodlands
Horse riding at Cann Wood
Cann Wood picnic spot
Picnics at Cann Wood

Nearby forests

Pine tree trunks within green forest shrubs

Located south of Tavistock, near Bere Alston, Denham Wood has a range of un-marked trails for you to explore making it the perfect place for a peaceful woodland walk. 

 

 

River and conifer trees

Enjoy the tranquility of a picnic by the East Dart river or an exhilarating walk up to Bellever Tor to take in the stunning views. Explore the forest itself and discover a wealth of wildlife, archaeology and grazing Dartmoor ponies.

Shaded walking trail in Stoke Woods, Exeter

Once part of the area’s industrial past, this diverse woodland now supports a wide variety of plant and animal life including some of the UK’s rarest butterfly species. Come and see what you can spot! 

 

Reservoir surrounded by forest

Come and discover the Dartmoor story at Fernworthy. The open, windswept upland moors with wide views gives you a sense of space, perfect for reflecting, escape and creativity.

Escape the intrusions of modern life and see if you can find one of the many prehistoric sites in the area including the Fernworthy Cairn Circle and Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row. 

Pack a picnic on a perfect summer day or wrap up warm and visit at night to see the night sky like never before. 

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