Whilst most will have heard of Cardinham woods the West woods are far lesser known. They are just 5 minutes away from Cardinham and actually connect to it, this means that for no parking charge you can walk through very similar woodland and in my opinion better views.
Climbing the steep valley whilst on a dog walk/explore
At the start you can choose to take a gravel track or go more off road straight through the woods. I prefer as a dog walker to take the track as some of the older dogs can struggle with the steep valley paths. The main track carries on for miles all the way down to the A38 between Bodmin and Liskeard.