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Idless Woods (FC)

RegionSouth West
ClubCornwall Orienteering Club
Nearest townTruro
PostcodeTR4 9QT
Carpark locationAt entrance to Woods

Available Maps

Idless Woods is a large area of mixed woodland, 2.8 miles in length, on the outskirts of Truro, comprising of Bishop's Wood, St Clement Woods, Lord's Wood and Lady's Wood.

Other Things to do in the Area

Idless Woods is Managed by the Forestry Commission.

The woods are popular for a variety of leisure activities including walking, cycling, dog walking, orienteering and horse riding.

Archaeological features include: a large, now overgrown, Iron Age hill fort, complete with gnarled trees, at the top of the woodland; and the remains of an old gunpowder works beside the stream on the eastern boundary of the woodland.

Notes Car park gates are closed at sunset. Working woodland, please take note of notices advising work in progress

Maps Available From

Free download from this site.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers