MY Greatest Woodland Walks

Cornwall has some spectacular woodland areas across the whole county. We’ve compiled a list of our personal favourites to explore, which we think you’ll enjoy too! From peaceful, riverside trials to abandoned ruins this list has it all.

 

Cardinham

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Just outside of Bodmin, Cardinham offers a huge arrange of bike and walking trials. These trials vary in length meaning there’s something to suit everyone. There’s café area, that can be found in the central car parking area, which serves fresh food and cakes.

 

Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Golitha Falls is an area of amazing cascades and waterfalls, along the River Fowey. Surrounded by the ancient Draynes Wood, this area is a place of spectacular beauty. As a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, wildlife thrives and if you’re lucky you may bump into otters!

 

Shell Woods

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Towards the beginning of the Camel Trial you’ll find Shell Woods, this area provides a gentle, riverside woodland walk. This has plenty of seating areas, where you can enjoy the scenic views of the River Camel whilst enjoying a picnic.

 

Tregargus Wood

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Found in the old clay country, Tregargus Woods makes an excellent place to spend the day exploring. Large ruins of old clay and tin mines stretch throughout the trees, providing endless remains to discover.

 

Kennall Vale Nature Reserve

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kennall Vale is set in the location of an old gun powder factory, which now lies in ruins throughout the woodland. There is also an old quarry on the site which is now filled with water. There is an abundance of wildlife that thrives in this woodland so is perfect for bird watchers!

 

Bishop’s Wood

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Set in the parish of St Breok, Bishop’s Wood is a large area of woodland that branches down to the edge of the River Camel. Popular for fishing, you’ll often see a few people casting their line into the river and maybe even a few adventurous horse riders.

 

Devichoys Wood

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This ancient woodland can be found just outside of Falmouth, dating back as early as 1652. Gnarled and twisting oak stems really show the age of this woodland, as well as giving it an almost medieval feeling to the whole place.