Idless Woods

Visitor information

This beautiful woodland is the ideal place to enjoy a peaceful walk

Located approximately two miles north of Truro, Idless Woods is a stunning woodland with a diverse range of wildlife. 

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Orienteering
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Idless Woods has orienteering routes for everyone, from beginners to experts.

The routes are affiliated to Cornwall Orienteering Club and British Orienteering, and cater for all levels of expertise and experience. 

There are seven routes suitable for those who are beginners, intermediate and advanced. Maps can be downloaded from the British Orienteering website.

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Idless Woods has a range of paths that run through the woodland. 

Nearby forests

Cardinham Woods autumn viewpoint

The perfect location to recharge and relax, Cardinham Woods is found in central Cornwall and has everything you could want from an outdoor woodland adventure. The diverse woodland is full of secret glades, allowing you to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life into a haven of natural beauty.

People in forest

Newbridge Wood is the perfect place for a woodland stroll. 

Family taking pictures in forest

Popular with local dog walkers, come and explore Laneskin Wood, perfect for a peaceful woodland walk. 

Wander the open paths and trails that run through the wood. 


Conifer canopy generic

Deep in a wooded valley, escape the busy world and step into this beautiful Cornish forest.

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