Cabilla and Redrice Woods Nature Reservehttp://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/nature_reserves/where_to_find_the_nature_reserves_1/Cornwall_Wildlife_Trust_Cabilla_and_Redrice_Woods_nature_reserve_Bodmin.htm
Cabilla and Redrice Woods Nature Reserve
Situated in the Glyn Valley, this is one of the largest and finest ancient woodlands in Cornwall. It boasts an extensive area of mixed woodland with wood pasture as well as river and wetland belts. Archaeological remains add interest to a beautiful environment.
Characteristic wildlife of this reserve
The dormouse needs a varied habitat to provide its food throughout the summer. Woodland management, as practised by the Trust, helps to create a suitable environment.
The blue ground beetle is a rare species restricted to Cornwall and Devon and occurs in just half a dozen locations around Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. The beetles favoured habitat is moist, bare ground under deciduous tree cover and it is typically found in ancient pasture woodlands. It is a nocturnal animal, climbing trees to locate its prey; slugs, snails and caterpillars. Its larva is also a predator that feeds on slugs.
From the A38, 3 miles (5 km) east of Bodmin, take the turning towards Cardinham (next to purple lodge). Cross the bridge over the River Fowey and access is via the first track on the right.
Parking is opposite the sawmill. The trail is good underfoot, but can be wet and slippery and there are steep inclines.