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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Trelissick, Feock, near Truro. The course is run on a mixture of 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.

Course Safety

The Trelissick 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 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 care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Trelissick parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

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 Map

Course Description

Runners congregate in the courtyard by the Crofters Cafe & Shop for the ‘Visitors & New Runners Briefing’ at 08:45am followed by the RD’s briefing at 08:50am. After the briefing runners walk through the Garden to the start which is on the north side of the riverside walk, approximately 500 meters from the carpark and briefing area. Please ensure you leave sufficient time to park, get to the briefing & walk to the start as the Gardens can be especially busy during peak times.
The National Trust kindly allow parkrunners (but not dogs unfortunately) to walk through the gardens to the start line to avoid the road. This is by special permission for the Saturday parkrun events only, & admission prices apply to enter the gardens at any other time.
Participants with dogs are kindly requested to make their way to the start via the road, taking due care of King Harry Ferry traffic. There are plenty of estate walks where dogs are very welcome. The same rules apply for the return to the car park after parkrun, i.e. those without dogs return via the gardens whilst those with dogs return via the road.

The course is a 1 lap out & back undulating route which takes in woodland paths & stunning views of the Fal Estuary.

The route follows the main woodland walk towards Namphillows and Roundwood with the estuary on your right. Once you reach Namphillows Wood, there's a little descent and take care as you cross a stream (which may or may not contain water depending on how wet it's been). Then it's across Lamouth Creek using the bridge & continue towards Roundwood Fort. PLEASE KEEP TO THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PART OF THE ROUTE AND WATCH THE UNEVEN GROUND AND TREE ROOTS. Immediately before the fort you will enter a field & you will follow the perimeter of the field in a clockwise direction before exiting the field where you came in. Still keeping left, you will now follow the same route back (but keeping the estuary on your left this time) to the finish line which is approx 100 metres beyond the start line position.

Trail Shoes are strongly recommended, particularly if conditions are wet.


Café, Car Park, Toilets. Extensive estate to explore. National Trust gardens, house, gallery and second-hand book shop. For opening hours visit their website.

Getting There

Location of start

The start of the run is on the north side of the riverside walk, approximately 500 metres from the car park and meeting point.

Getting there by public transport

By Train: Truro Train station 5 miles; Perranwell station 4 miles.
By bus: Bus number 493 from Truro, Lemon Quay to Feock via Trelissick Garden. Check for times and availability (no stops at Trelissick before 9am)
By cycle: Routes available on the Sustrans website.
By passenger ferry: The passenger ferry entrance into Trelissick Gardens will be open from March 1-29 and 7 days per week from Saturday 5 April to Sunday 2 November 2016. From Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes: visit the Fal River Links website for details of ferries and routes. Please be aware there is a steep uphill walk from the ferry pontoon not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters

Getting there on foot


Getting there by road

Follow the A39 from Falmouth or Truro; then onto the B3289 at Playing Place and follow brown National Trust sign posts or signs to the King Harry Ferry.

To arrive via the King Harry Ferry, please check operating times on the Fal River website.

Parking: National Trust car park £3 per car when arriving before 09.30am, £5 to park after 09:30 am. National Trust members - park for free. Please car share where you can. Satnav: TR3 6QL

Volunteers can park for FREE but please ask the Run Director on Saturday for a parking permit to display in your car.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the National Trust Crofters Café open from 9.30am. The café is on-site next to the car park, with outdoor and indoor seating - please come and join us!