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

Opening hours

Open every day.

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Tuesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Wednesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Thursday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Friday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Sunday
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.

 

Our access road is narrow in places. Please be considerate of other drivers and give walkers and horse riders plenty of space.

OS Grid Ref
SX100667

50.46968368628, -4.6786792605743

Parking and prices

Parking is by debit/credit card or you can now use RingGo at Cardinham Woods which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

Avoid the queue and park for free with Cardinham Woods membership. 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. Our access road is narrow in places. Please be considerate of other drivers and give walkers and horse riders plenty of space.

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/coaches - £9 peak / £8 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

Visit England We're Good to Go green tick

TrailsOpen with some signposted diversions for forestry operations.
ToiletsOpen.
Woods CafeClosed. Check cafe website for updates.
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
Toilets

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
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England