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Lanhydroock Cycle Hub


Lanyhydrock Cycle Hub (6 miles)

Lanhydrock cycle trails (c) Steve Hayward, National TrustLanhydrock Cycle Hub opened in 2014 in the woods near the National Trust property of Lanhydrock House. There are bike trails for every ability, and for those not cycling there's a large modern cafe with an adventure play area next door.

The trails available are:

Lodge trail (easy) 

A gentle ride of 1 ½ miles around woodland of the Lanhyrdock Estate suitable for families and beginners. The trail is wide, well surfaced and has no challenging technical features. It's also suitable for trailers, tagalongs and disability bikes.

Moderate  trails

  • Bazley's trail (2 miles) - with easy technical features
  • Walter's trail (2/3 mile) - short technical single track with moderate gradients
  • Hart trail (1 mile) - exciting single track with moderate gradients
  • Timber trail (1 mile) - some short optional red grade sections

The Saw Pit (difficult)

A 500m trail 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.

Skills area

The perfect place to practice and progress your off-road cycling skills. Many of the features from the cycle trails can be found here including rollers, rocks and jumps. There's also a balance bike track designed to control speed and improve the confidence of young cyclists.

Photo © Steve Hayward, National Trust


Cardinham Woods trails (8 miles)

Cardinham Wood off-road trails - courtesy of http://www.1sw.org.uk/Cardinham Woods area a Forestry Commission wooded valley and in 2013, 12km of off-road cycle trails were opened there.

The Bodmin Beast blue grade cycle trail is suitable for cyclists with a moderate level of off-road experience and keen mountain bikers. It explores wooded slopes and includes 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.

There are also two sections of difficult red grade trail, which loop off of the main Bodmin Beast, suitable for proficient mountain bikers: ‘Dialled-In Dave’ and ‘Hell’s Teeth’.

There is car parking and public toilets at Cardinham Woods. Woods Cafe serves delicious homemade food and cakes, or you can use the picnic and barbecue areas next to the stream.