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Running at Godolphin

A group of runners running through the long grass in a wooded area
Running through long grass | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Our free monthly 10k runs take in stunning views around the grounds and are a great way to blow away the cobwebs. All abilities are welcome to take part in the trail runs at Godolphin estate. Find out below how to get involved, when the runs take place, what to bring and what to expect.

Godolphin's trail run

The Trust10 is a free waymarked trail run that invites runners of all abilities to come along and enjoy the Godolphin estate. This monthly run is free, fun and informal. Join in and try something new, train for a race, do it for fun or with family and friends.

When is the run?

Trust10 happens on the fourth Sunday of every month and includes two laps of a 5km route at Godolphin, so 5km runners are welcome too.

Registration opens from 8.30am, pre-run briefing is at 8.55am and the run starts at 9am.

Please note: Godolphin garden, tea-room and outbildings do not open until 10am. Toilets are open and available for use.

A view of a path up Godolphin Hill, Cornwall on a summer's day
Godolphin Hill, Cornwall | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

Where is the run?

The Trust10 follows a multi-terrain route, running along a farm track, through fields and to the top of Godolphin Hill. There's uneven ground, stiles and mud in sections, (it can be very muddy after heavy rain). It consists of two loops of a 5km route, so there's also an option to just do the one 5km loop.

The route is marked with pink flags and signs with arrows. There will also be marshals and a back runner. You can see the route and find out more on the RunTogether website.


Runners are welcome to use the car parks at Godolphin and meet in the field opposite the welcome hut. Parking charges apply and National Trust members can park for free by scanning their membership card.

What should I be aware of?

Devon Red cattle

The tenant farmer has Devon Red cattle grazing on Godolphin Hill, which also helps improve the habitat of the hill for nature. So, there may be livestock, either cattle or sheep, in some of the fields along the route.

Take care near livestock

Please take care around livestock. Slow down and if necessary, stop or detour around them. Do not pass between cattle and their young. In the unlikely case of an incident with livestock, the run will be ended and you may be asked to turn around and return to the start.

Red Devon cattle grazing in a field at Kingston Lacy
Red cattle grazing in a field | © National Trust Images / Mark Wratten

What should I bring?

This is a multi-terrain trail run, so we recommend trail shoes for clambering over the hedges and negotiating the mud. Please bring your own timing device if timing is important to you, we don't provide times, as this is an informa event. It's also smart to bring water to rehydrate.

Who is the run suitable for?

We welcome everyone to give the Trust10 at Godolphin a go, but be aware that it's not a flat parkrun-style event and does include going to the top of Godolphin Hill.

The recommended age of runners is 14 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I bring my dog?

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept under control and on a fixed lead, (not an extendable one), at all times. This is due to livestock being present on the route. If cattle approach then you should let your dog go.

Stiles and Cornish hedges

Unfortunately, the route is not suitable for buggies as the run goes over a number of stiles and Cornish hedges.

Two adults walk through the garden in the sunshine at Godolphin, Cornwall

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