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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day.


Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk


Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

How to find us

How to find us
Cardinham Woods, Bodmin
Sat Nav Postcode: PL30 4AL
By Car

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.

OS Grid Ref

50.46968368628, -4.6786792605743

Parking and prices

Card payments only until further notice.

Cardinham Woods members avoid the parking machines and park for free. Buy your membership now for £32 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.

Please do not park on the access road as it causes a dangerous obstruction to other road users and emergency vehicles.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Charges at peak times (weekends, school holidays, bank holidays)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £6.00
Charges at off-peak times (weekdays in term time only)
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £3.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £9 peak / £8 off-peak

Coaches - £20 peak / £15 off-peak

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 3
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay by phone available
Pay on foot system

Facilities and access

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ToiletsPortable toilets in the car park including accessible toilet.
Woods CafeOpen for takeaway service 7 days a weekSee their website for opening hours.
Badger Forest SchoolOpen for limited activities. Find out more.
Play areaOpen
Picnic meadowOpen - no BBQs
Ranger HutClosed
Dog WashClosed

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:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area

Contact details

Activities at Cardinham Woods

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Walking trails at Cardinham Woods
Lady jumping off a jump on a mountain bike track
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Cardinham Woods
Hobby bird
Forest Find | Cardinham Woods
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics and barbecues at Cardinham
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