Open every day.
From Bodmin take the A38 towards Liskeard. 400 metres beyond the Carminnow Cross roundabout follow the brown tourist signs left and then left again into Cardinham Woods.
Our access road is singletrack with passing places. Please be prepared to give way to other drivers and give walkers and horse riders plenty of space.
Pay for your parking with debit/credit card or use the RingGo app. We recommend downloading the app to your phone before you visit.
You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31017 (cars) or 31018 (minibuses).
There is a small convenience charge for using this service. See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.
Cardinham Woods members park for free. Buy your membership now for £35 and simply display your pass in your vehicle without queuing for a ticket. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after Cardinham Woods for everyone.
Our access road is narrow in places. Please be considerate of other drivers and give walkers and horse riders plenty of space. Please do not park on the access road as it causes a dangerous obstruction to other road users and emergency vehicles.
Minibuses/coaches - £9 peak / £8 off-peak
Woods Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday for takeaway and outdoor seating. Please check the cafe website for opening hours.
We are working to re-open the Rangers' Hut and Dog Wash as soon as we can do so safely.
For a quieter forest experience, we recommend planning your visit for early morning (before 10.00am) or in the evening (after 4.00pm). The forest is usually less busy on week days.
For more information about Cardinham Woods to help you plan your visit, take a look at our accessibility information: