Forest Explorer Running Group on WalkJogRun
Running Routes for this Group
This is a stroll on a good track with gradual slopes that skirts the Callywith Wood Wildlife Research Area. Within this special area we are carrying out a long term research project to help conserve the Dormouse. About halfway round the walk you arrive at a viewpoint where you can see up the valley of Cardinham Water to its source on Bodmin Moor.
Short and strenuous. This is a short loop starting from Lady Vale Bridge leading up to the old lead and silver mine of Wheal Glynn. The old engine house and chimney can still be seen amongst the trees. As you walk through some of the tallest trees in Cardinham Woods the ascent is steep, but the reward is a leisurely descent with wonderful views out over the forest.
This is a long loop leading off the Lady Vale walk for those who wish to stretch their legs. There is one steep section as you climb up the valley side, but you are rewarded by views over the forest and a well deserved rest at the Scots Pine picnic area.
These trails are named after the recovery from the great storm of 1987. Both trails start from the car park. There are shortcuts for the two trails (denoted by white waymarkers) so you can adapt the trails to suit your needs. The longest trail takes you through conifer plantations, heathland and wetland areas. Each walk allows you to see the unique flora and fauna of the Sandlings.
This trail can be found on the northern side of the B1084, a short distance from the entrance to the forest centre. Daisy’s walk takes you through ancient oak trees, into the Butley River valley and a wetland area where common sedge, water mint and alder abound. Further on you’ll reach an oak grove followed by heathland and Corsican pine. The walk is named after Daisy Miller who lived for many years at Spratt Street at the western edge of the forest. She began working in the forest as a girl during the second World War, and continued to work for the Forestry Commission until her retirement in 1981. She received the British Empire Medal in 1980.
Starts at Dalby Visitor Centre. A pleasant walk from the visitor centr with the chance that you may see dceer at the viewpoint. The walk takes you past a 'rabbit type', an important part of the history of the Dalby area when rabbits were farmed for fur. Some steep slopes.