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Cardinham Woods

Situated just a couple of miles outside of Bodmin, Cardinham Woods provides excellent walking and off-road cycling opportunities. 


The 12km Bodmin Beast blue (moderate) grade cycle trail aims to set the benchmark for singletrack trails in Cornwall. Suitable for cyclists with a moderate level of off-road experience and keen mountain bikers, this exciting trail explores the wooded slopes of the Cardinham Valley. There are a number of technical climbs and descents, snaking single track trail and features such as tight bermed corners, small step downs, rollers and table tops. All features can be rolled over at a moderate speed. The trail is exposed to steep unfenced side slopes in places.

Cardinham Woods Details


Cars cost £2 for up to 2 hours or £3 over 2 hours and minibuses and coaches costs £5 all day. Or why not support Cardinham and save money with a Discovery Pass? A Cardinham Woods Discovery Pass costs £25 for 12 months, and gives you free parking as well as a range of other benefits. Visit to find out more. You can buy your pass online or from Woods Cafe.

Bicycle Hire

Bicycle hire is available at Cardinham Woods in the car park and it can be worth booking in advance during peak periods. 

Trail Munki, Cardinham Woods, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4AL, 07473 199178. 

Cardinham Woods Cycle Hire Trail Munki


 If after cycling the Beast, you would like some homemade food, then try the award winning, Woods Cafe, just next to the car park.  Alternatively, the woods has plenty of picnic benches and barbecue facilities for you to use. 

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