Cycling at Cardinham Woods

Cycling at Cardinham Woods

Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Waymarked trails will take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history, and Woods Cafe will help you refuel after your adventure.Mountain Bike

Enjoy some off-road biking at Cardinham Woods with the 12km Bodmin Beast blue (moderate) trail and two tough red graded trails.

Bikes are now available for hire at Cardinham Woods and there is also a trail tune service and replacement parts available so your visit to Cardinham isn't hampered by mechanical gremlins.  Visit for details including costs.

Bodmin Beast Distance 12 km (7.5 miles) 1-2 hours

Suitable for cyclists with a moderate level of offroad experience and keen mountain bikers, this exciting trail explores the wooded slopes of the Cardinham Valley. You'll find challenges along the way while you take in the sights and sounds the woodland has to offer.

Dialled-In Dave Distance 900m (0.5 mile) 5 mins

Natural, flowing and fast; this is an ideal introduction to Red grade single track and a great place to develop your trail riding skills. Berms, rock climbs, step downs and a variable surface take the challenge up a notch.

Hell's Teeth Distance 1.8 km (1 mile) 15-20 mins

Hell's teeth, it's steep! After a tough climb, with some very steep sections, you'll be rewarded at the top with some narrow, flowing trail featuring numerous technical features. The trail ends with a steep, bermed descent back down the hillside, before rejoining the main trail.

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