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5 Park Runs in Cornwall

Posted 4 January 2019 by Beverley Fuller

There's more to the Roseland than beaches, countryside and good food – though that's enough to keep most of us occupied on our holidays! If you don't want to miss your weekend Park Run there are plenty here in Cornwall. Whether you run, jog, walk or all three, it's a sociable and fun way to enjoy the local scenery. Park Runs are 5k against the clock, not against anyone else; they're for everyone, including dogs; they're on Saturdays at 9am and there's coffee afterwards. Just remember to register before your first run if you haven't already, and bring your barcode. See you there!

Trelissick: highly convenient for your Roseland holiday cottage, this glorious run at Feock gives you stunning views of the Fal Estuary and, unless you have a dog in tow, they'll let you walk through Trelissick Gardens to reach the start. You're encouraged to arrive on foot or two wheels or on public transport – try the King Harry Ferry!

Eden Project: starts by the Banana coach/car parks, then zigzags down the crater and in front of the Mediterranean and Rainforest biomes. Park runners and spectators get free entry to the Eden Project at Park Run times. If public transport won't get you there in time cycling is a good option as the venue's on three national cycle routes.

The Lanhydrock course is a lovely loop through a landscaped park that also gives views of the River Fowey. It starts and finishes downhill, so you can sprint for that record time! Parking is pay and display it's a pleasant drive from your South Cornwall holiday cottage; Lanhydrock is also on a national cycle route.

Heartlands at Pool, near Redruth is a flat course, mostly on tarmac with some stone or gravel sections. It takes in an interesting old mineworks where the path is quite narrow so unfortunately isn't suitable for dogs or buggies. This is a good one for walkers or novice runners, though.

Penrose at Helston is another mainly flat, tarmac run through the wooded National Trust Penrose Estate, with glimpses of Loe Pool. Starts by the boating lake and there's a large, free car park nearby.

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