Trail Running in Cornwall…
Cornwall is without a doubt one of the premier locations in the UK for trail running with hundreds of miles of stunning coast path as well as a myriad of beautiful, intimate inland trails to explore you really are spoilt for choice…
If like us you enjoy losing yourself in nature whilst running quiet country or coastal trails, then Trevarth could make the perfect base for your trail running adventures. Whether you are searching for a quiet daily 5k or an ultra distance epic adventure we have you covered. With two of the Trevarth team being super keen trail runners and born and bred in Cornwall the local knowledge available to you is second to none, and we love to talk running!
To make things a little easier we have listed below some of our favourite routes for you to explore with a link to the GPX file on Strava (The GPX is only available if you are a Strava Premium Member). So if your running watch has navigation you can upload the route to your device and away you go!
Silverwell Road Loop (2 miles) – This is one for the road runners looking for a quick leg stretch around some lovely country lanes. Click here to see map
This is as flat as it gets (4 miles) -This is a lovely little run, the majority is on trail. It can get muddy after rain or early and late season. To make this run even flatter don’t turn right as you get over the A30 bridge, just follow the road and take a left to rejoin the route. the great thing with this being an out and back you can make the run as short as you would like. Click here to see map
Short & Lumpy (3 Miles) – This is another lovely little run a bit shorter but with a couple of hills to enjoy. Can be a tad muddy on the final climb, depending on the recent weather / time of year 🙂 Click here to see map
Silverwell Loop (6 miles) – This is another really nice route it has a fairly even mix of trails and quiet roads. But be warned there can be a pretty big puddle at the bottom of one of the valleys 🙂 Click here to see map
Local Hills (6 miles) – Looking for some hills not far from Trevarth? Then this is a good run, it is a mix of trail and quiet roads. Click here to see map
Down to Unity Woods (8 miles) – This is a cracking route taking in some lovely countryside. Click here to see map
Out and Back to Blue Hills (8 miles) – This is one of our favourite out and back runs to the coast. You can even take a dip half way 🙂 Click here to see map
These next few routes are a little further a field but are well worth the drive to run them. Be warned that running the coast isn’t easy and you should be prepared to take longer to cover a certain distance than normal, particularly if you are not used to running on similar terrain. However it is great fun!
Beacon to Chapel Porth Loop (5 miles) – This is a cracking little 5 mile loop with some amazing views and is a great intro to running the beautiful Cornish coast path 🙂 Click here to see map
Tough 10 (10 miles or 6 miles) – A great route which allows you to decide whether you do the full 10 miles or stop at 6 miles as you pass the start point before heading out along to St Agnes for the last 4 miles. Be warned there are a few hills! Click here to see map
Coastal Loop from Trevarth (13.5 miles) -This route is absolutely stunning and equally diverse. The gpx suggests it is just over 14 miles, it is actually more like 13.5 miles. You only run a few short sections of road with the rest all being trail. Click here to view map
North Cliffs to the Dunes of Doom & Back (17 Miles) – This out and back route is pretty easy in terms of elevation considering its on the coast. This is a really runnable route with some amazing views 🙂 Click here to see map
Lizard to Lands End (45 miles) – This is a fantastic route with some of the best views Cornwall has to offer. This route has been made popular with both the Southwest Traverse and the Classic Quarter ultra marathons following this stretch of coastline. Click here to see map
Minnack Theatre to Porthtowan Arc 50 Route (51 miles) – This is a tough route and if you are keen to try it you will need support. The first 28 miles are particularly punishing but equally beautiful. This is the official route that the Arc 50 follows as well as the second half of the famous Arc of Attrition 100 mile winter ultra. Click here to view map