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The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, trail paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.
Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.
Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.
The Mount Edgcumbe parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:
- Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
- Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
- Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
- Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
- Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
- When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
- Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
- Remember to warm up before the run.
- If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
- If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
- It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
- Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
- You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
- Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Mount Edgcumbe parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners compare results.
Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.For more information, please see our Support page.
Course DescriptionMount Edgcumbe parkrun offers an off-road course where ‘up hill’ means stunning views and reaped rewards. Set inside the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, we present a mixed-terrain offering, with two of the three miles being grass and trail - off road/trail shoes are recommended. We meet by the main house where parkrunners can leave coats and belongings, as well as join the First Timers’ Briefing. We then take a short warmup walk/jog down to the start together.
The route begins on the wide boulevard drive near 'Aunty Em's Gatehouse', close to the lower gate at Cremyll. From here, head south. The drive turns left with Drakes Island straight ahead in eye-line (later to be seen from above!). Take the tarmac drive round to the right, remaining on the path and head over the bump towards the duck pond. Here the course follows the path up towards the main house then turning left up through the woods. The course takes in the top part of the Folly Slope and enjoys stunning views of Plymouth Sound, the Breakwater and Cawsand Bay - walking is celebrated if only to take it all in! Returning back down the grassy slope and back through the woods, the finish is in front of the Mount Edgcumbe House... and a short step from the Stables Café.
The course presents an almost-out-and-back route, with the start and finish approximately 500m apart.
Toilets short walk from start and at finish, Pay & Display parking, café, children's play area, activity centre, local crafts.
Location of startWe meet by the main house where parkrunners can leave coats and belongings, as well as join the First Timers’ Briefing. We then take a short warmup walk/jog down to the start together.
Getting there by public transport
- The 70/70A/70B serves Cremyll to Plymouth via Torpoint and HMS Raleigh.
- The 75 service runs between liskeard, Torpoint and HMS Raleigh.
- The 72/72A service runs between Looe and Plymouth.
- The 34 service stops at Admiral's Hard (for the cremyll ferry service - foot passengers and bicycles) and runs between central Plymouth, Torpoint ferry and Derriford.
- We advise you to check up to date timetables on the Plymouth Citybus and Cremyll Ferry websites.
Getting there on footThe Cremyll Ferry operates two crossings that will arrive before the start, from Admiral’s Hard in Plymouth. These leave the slipway promptly at 8.15am and 8.45am and return journeys leave on the hour and half past throughout the day. Bikes can be carried on for a small additional charge. Full details can be found on the Cremyll Ferry website.
Getting there by roadPerched at the end of the Rame peninsular in south east Cornwall, Mount Edgcumbe sits near the villages of Millbrook, Maker and Kingsand & Cawsand.
If travelling by car from Cornwall (west), turn off the A374 shortly after Polbathic on to the B3247 signposted for Millbrook and Cremyll. Pass through the villages of Crafthole and Millbrook to pick up the brown signs for Mount Edgcumbe. Pay & Display parking is available in the Barrow Centre Carpark, with overflow parking nearby.
If travelling from Plymouth you should cross the River Tamar on the Torpoint Ferry. As you head out of Torpoint on the A374, take the left turn at Antony signposted Millbrook and Mount Edgcumbe. Follow the B3247 up the hill until you reach a T-junction signposted left to Millbrook/Mount Edgcumbe). From here follow directions as listed above.
If using SatNav, the postcode is PL10 1HZ.
Alternatively (and highly recommended), you can park at Admiral's Hard, Plymouth and catch the foot ferry to Cremyll (see directions on foot). Parking is limited here but there are additional on street spaces or pay and display within the Royal William Yard.