First of all, if you've managed to dig your trainers out from beneath the Christmas debris already then hats off to you (mine haven't been seen for some years). Fortunately, the Treworgey team can boast a variety of talents and local knowledge and one of our colleagues (too modest to be named) is already zooming around the countryside at ungodly hours of the day. She has kindly put together a list of her favourite local running routes for you to try whilst staying with us.
These routes take in some spectacular scenery or tranquil woodlands and even I (a hopeless runner) am tempted to try these out as a way to soak up the beauty of the region we live in. We hope you enjoy these and return to your cottage refreshed and ready to indulge in a glass of something or a few chocs by the fire!
If you fancy a short break (or longer!) to try some of these routes yourself, have a look at our availability. If we don't have a cottage the right size for you available, please get in touch as we can sometimes offer a free upgrade in certain circumstances!
Distance: 5km loop
Description: Picturesque woodland trail which leads through the woods and back along the river from the millpool car park to Watergate.
Time from Treworgey: 10 minutes
Parking: limited amount of roadside parking at watergate, alternatively you can park at the Millpool car park PL13 2AH and walk through the woods to Watergate.
Type: Woodland trail
Distance: 5km loop
Description: Flat trail round the outskirts of the lake overlooking views of Bodmin moor.
Time from Treworgey: 20 minutes
Dogs: Welcome on lead
Parking: PL14 6ER £2.50 for 2 hours or £5.00 all day
Type: Flat well paved path suitable if running with a pushchair
Distance: Varying distances longest being 6.5km and shortest 1.3km. Can be made longer if you join a few routes together.
Cardinham is famed for its trails, from easy routes to longer ones that include steep valley climbs with fantastic views. There is four way-marked routes and miles of tracks to explore.
Time from Treworgey: 30 minutes
Parking: PL30 4AL 2 hours £3.00 4 hours £4.00 all day £6.00
Type: Bottom short route is a flat well paved path suitable if running with a pushchair. Other routes head into the woods with steep ascents and descents.
South west coastpath from Looe to Polruan
Distance: 20km one way
Description: Not for the faint hearted, a very challenging run with lots of elevation and steps. Shorter options can be Looe to Talland (approximately 6km) or Looe to Polperro (approximately 8km). There are also options to do scenic loops of the coastpath from Lansallos, lantivet or Lantic bay national trust car parks they vary in length from 3km-6km.
Time from Treworgey: 10 minutes to Hannafore at West Looe
Parking: Free parking on road at Hannafore where coast path starts. National trust car parks require membership or payment.
Type: Coast path trail
Distance: Full length 27km one way. Wenfordbridge to Bodmin (10km), Bodmin to Wadebridge (9km), Wadebridge to Padstow (8km).
Description: Multi-use path that runs along a former rail line leading from Wenford Bridge and finishing at Padstow Harbour. Great for a long easy off road run with little elevation.
Time from Treworgey: 40 minutes from Treworgey to Wenford Bridge
Dogs: Welcome on leads
Parking: Small car park at the Wenford end of the Trail
Type: Flat mostly paved trail
Distance: Varying distances depending on which routes you take across the moors.
Description: Following the Liskeard Caradon Railway across the open moors. To join the railway head northeast from the car park north of Minions (to the east of the Heritage centre). From here the railway passes along the eastern side of Stowe’s Hill and the Cheesewring. The track then goes through Warbrook Farm and round to Kilmar Tor. Leaving the rail line and move onto the open moor towards sharptor. This trail should not be attempted without a map, compass and mobile phone for safety reasons.
Time from Treworgey: 20 minutes from Treworgey to Minions car park
Dogs: Welcome on leads
Parking: There are two free car parks at Minions with Ample parking space
Our Local Saturday 9am Parkruns include:
Lanhydrock PL30 5AD 30 minutes from Treworgey
Mount Edgcumbe PL10 1HZ 35 minutes from Treworgey
Eden Project PL24 2SG 40 minutes from Treworgey
All of the above are free to attend but you must register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/