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Walk through Bishop’s Wood

Description


A short and gentle stroll through the richly diverse woodlands of a forestry estate near Truro.

Idless Ln, Truro TR4 9QT, UK 3.5 Miles 2.5 HoursEasy

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Essential Information

Paths: Forest paths. Will be muddy after rain
Landscape: Varied woodland
Dog Friendliness: Yes, dogs are welcome throughout the woods, but please clean up after your dog
Parking: Forestry Car park, closes at sunset
Public toilets: No public toilets on route

Interactive Walk Map


Detailed walking instructions


Walk Progress
Trees

Instruction 1

From the top end of the car park leave via the wooden barrier and continue along the broad path. Within a couple of paces you will come to a fork in the path, keep to the right of the fork and follow the path above Woodpark and keep to the inside edge of the wood.

Water

Instruction 2

Staying parallel to the river keep on the main track.

Incline

Instruction 3

Just before the end of this path, towards the north end of the wood you will reach a fork, keep to the left as it bends and goes up hill. Don’t worry the path will level out and an open area will emerge with a broad forestry ride, keep along this ride.

Follow the path

Instruction 4

When you see a forestry sign for an Iron Age Encampment continue straight or to see the encampment, take a left along the path between conifer trees to reach the bank and a ditch of the encampment. Return to the main track and turn left.

Trees

Instruction 5

When you come to a wooden bench the path will bend with paths leading off to the left and right, go right and follow the public footpath uphill, you will go through scrubland and pine trees.

Follow the path

Instruction 6

Upon re-entry into the mature woodland follow the path downhill. You will come to a junction, keep right then turn left at the next junction. When you come to a T-junction where the path is broad, turn right and follow the path back to the carpark.

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