Walk around Cardinham woods

This easy walk (but with a few steep sections and stiles) mainly uses paths and tracks across Deviock, Quarryhill and Hurstocks woods. You can also see Wheal Glynn mine, an old silver and lead mine in ruins, during this pleasant walk.

Technical sheet
No. 3851845
A Cardinham walk posted on 17/08/20 by charentimoy. Update : 07/12/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h40[?]
Distance Distance : 4.78mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 541ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 515ft
Highest point Highest point : 522ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 262ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Cardinham
Starting point Starting point : N 50.489323° / W 4.648365°
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St Meubred's church view over Cardinham woods from meadows Cardinham woods


Park your can in Cardinham (Poundstock Close for example).

(D/A) Follow the street heading to St Meubred's church until you reach Westover house on your left.

(1) Turn right onto the track along the church which leads to an open field. Cross this field along the fence (follow the yellow arrow) until you reach a stile and a road. Turn left onto this road, cross the Cardinham Water stream and immediately bear left to the gate when you see the yellow arrow before the junction. Go straight into the field, enter the forest past the stile.

(2) Continue straight ahead until you reach a junction (concrete track). Turn left ignoring yellow arrow. The track leads to an embankment next to Forestry Commission signpost. Climb it towards the right track. Ascend this track following pink signpost until you enter a small path in woods. Bear right onto the track at the junction (be careful cycle trails crossing!) and bear again right at the next fork (Deviock trail steep section ahead).

(3) As indicated, be careful, this section is steep and can be very slippery. Past this section, bear right at the large junction track leaving pink signpost on your left. Continue this main track which bends sharply left going past mountain bike trail on you right until you reach a big curve (notice wooden barriers protection)

(4) Bear left at the curve, then right heading to the bridge in front of you. From the bridge, turn right, go past walking trails map and continue straight for 100 meters before you turn sharply left ascending the steep track (Wheal Glyn walk signpost). At the next fork, turn left following the grey signpost.

(5) Pay attention, you walk along old Wheal Glynn mine in ruins on your left, so you will get a view of the mine remains going down this stony track still following grey signs. You finally join a level track. Bear right(leave grey signpost towards left direction) on this track which leads to a fork. Turn left (follow the blue arrow) towards this path which joins a road past a barrier.

(6) Go past Ladyvale Bar and the Goat House, turn right at crossroads then quickly left onto the public footpath (notice an old building close to the entrance). Continue straight ahead crossing a footbridge leading to a meadow. Go up slightly left, then enter a second meadow past a stile. Ascend this meadow heading towards the big dead trunk. Go through another stile, then you enter an open field past a gate. Go straight across this field targeting a large gate far away. Turn left onto the road, you are back to Cardinham. Go past The Old Rectory on your left until you finally reach crossroads and the church. Go straight ahead and you are back to your car.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 371ft - Park your can in Cardinham village
1 : mi 0.14 - alt. 410ft - St Meubred's church
2 : mi 0.94 - alt. 328ft - Embankment
3 : mi 1.99 - alt. 430ft - Junction
4 : mi 2.74 - alt. 276ft - Big curve
5 : mi 3.49 - alt. 456ft - Old Wheal Glynn mine
6 : mi 3.92 - alt. 279ft - Goat House
D/A : mi 4.78 - alt. 374ft - Park your can in Cardinham village

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