Local information

Cardinham has a fine 15th Century Church dedicated to St Meubred, and there’s a Methodist Chapel in Millpool about 1.5 miles to the North.

There is a small airfield at Cardinham, sometimes called Bodmin Airfield, which is the home of the Cornwall Flying Club.

A map of the footpaths and bridleways in the area, as well as for other local amenities, can be found on the Cornwall Council Interactive Map here

Cardinham Woods is a beautiful mixed woodland of over 250 hectares managed by the Forestry Commission. The Woods are popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, with waymarked trails and miles of other tracks and paths to take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history. There is a car park and  a Woods Cafe that provides excellent refreshments. Dogs are welcome.

Cardinham School admits girls and boys from four to eleven years old. The pupils come from a variety of moorland villages and hamlets within its designated catchment area, as well as from the town of Bodmin itself and other neighbouring villages. The school celebrated its centenary in 1982 and the original Victorian building still forms the main part of the school. It also has an annex and its own playing field a short distance away.

The nearby Parish Hall is used for a variety of community activities and can be booked for private functions at reasonable rates. 

Cardinham has a popular Pre-School and Mum & Baby group. There is also an active Bell Ringers group, Whist Club, Gardening Club and Sports Club, with their own tennis court.

The popular Cardinham & Millpool Community Magazine is published bi-monthly, and contains details of events and activities in and around the Parish, as well as articles of local interest. The Editorial Team can be contacted by phoning or emailing Lizzy Smart (01208 821101, lizzysmart@gmail.com) or Gill Long (01208 821745, glong745@btinternet.com), and contributions can be sent to Polly Airey at cmcmag@outlook.com

The local Young Farmers meet in the village hall in the next village of Mount, which is approximately two miles to the south east of Cardinham. Also in the hall at Mount is the regular Friday morning Village Greens Shop, which sells a great selection of local and Cornish produce, baked goods and other treats in their cafe (Warleggan and Mount website). 

A walking, cycling or driving trail called the Bodmin Way has been created by the Churches in the Bodmin Team Ministry to encourage locals and tourists to visit five churches in the surrounding Parishes: St Meubred’s in Cardinham, St Petroc’s in Bodmin, St Stephen’s in Nanstallon,  Lanivet Parish Church and St Hydrock’s in Lanhydrock. Full details can be found at www.bodminway.org

Further information on Points of Interest around Cardinham Parish and on St Meubred’s Church can be downloaded from this website, and Tourist Information Leaflets on Cardinham and the surrounding Parishes are available on the Bodmin Tourist Information website.

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