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The mountain bike trails at Cardinham Woods and Lanhydrock are great fun and we welcome groups or individuals looking for accommodation.
Mount Pleasant Farm Holidays, welcomes mountain bike groups or individuals wishing to make the most of the trails at Cardinham Woods. We are a 20 min bike ride from the trails on quiet country lanes, or a 7 minute drive. Lanydrock is a 40 min bike ride away or a 15 minute drive.
Our self catering holiday cottages have plenty of parking and we have bike storage facilities.
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.
The trails were created by 1 South West and are suitable for mountain bikers with a moderate level of off road riding, the blue 'Bodmin Beast' trail is focussed on how the trail flows and is more rewarding the faster you ride. At 12km long this is an exciting, fast, singletrack trail with technical climbs, and features some 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, so you need to concentrate all the way!
There two difficult red grade trails, which loop off of the main blue route and these can add up to 30 mins to your ride. These are suitable for proficient mountain bikers. ‘Dialled-In Dave’ is natural, flowing and fast; an ideal introduction to Red grade single track and a great place to develop your trail riding skills. ‘Hell’s Teeth’ presents a very steep climb (very different to the flow of the blue), but you’ll be rewarded with some narrow, flowing trail featuring numerous technical features and then a very steep bermed final descent.
Cardinham Woods is owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. You can find out more about the woods, facilities, events and how to get there on the Cardinham Woods webpages.
For more information and to download a trail map PDF visit 1 South West .
Green (easy) grade trail
Lodge trail - 2.5km (1 ½ miles) 15-30mins - This gentle ride takes you deep into little explored woodland on the estate. Suitable for families and beginners the trail is wide, well surfaced and has no challenging technical features. This trail is also suitable for trailers, tagalongs and disability bikes.
Blue (moderate) grade trails
Bazley's trail - 3km (2 miles) - with easy technical features.
Walter's trail - 1km (2/3 mile) - short technical single track - moderate gradients.
Hart trail - 1.5km (1 mile) - exciting single track - moderate gradients.
Timber trail - 1.5km (1 mile) - some short optional red grade sections.
Red (difficult) grade trails
The Saw Pit - 500m (1/3 mile) 5mins - Packed full of technical features and favouring skill over speed, the two Saw Pit trails are a great place to develop your trail riding skills. The trails head downhill alongside each other, allowing you and a friend to ride side-by-side and push your limits.
This is the perfect place to start your off-road cycling adventure, allowing you to practice and progress your skills. You'll find many of the features found on the cycle trails, including rollers, rocks and jumps. The skills area also includes a balance bike track, designed to control speed and improve the confidence of young cyclists.
Bikes are available to hire for all ages, call 01208 265975 for more details or to book.
You're sure to build up an appetite with all this exercise so pop into the friendly Park Café, which is situated near the car park, where you'll find a range of hot food, snacks and drinks.
If the kids have any energy left after their bike ride they can blow off even more steam in the new adventure playground which is located near the Park Café and the car park.
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