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Parkrun at Bolberry Down

Scenic trail run during the South West Outdoor Festival at Penrose, Cornwall
Scenic trail run | © National Trust Images/John Millar

If you enjoy running, jogging or just a brisk walk with the dog, why not join a number of others on a 5km route each Saturday morning at 9am? Find out all you need to know about joining a Parkrun at Bolberry Down.

Parkruns have become enormously popular all over the UK, and they are free for all to take part in.

The 5km route at Bolberry is mostly flat and enjoys sweeping views of the sea and sky.

Initially following the tarmac path, the trail then winds its way back along the wide coast path. 

Runners gathering for the trail-run event during the South West Outdoor Festival at Penrose, Cornwall
Socialising and exercising at Bolberry | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Everything you need to know

  • Participants don’t have to wear trail shoes: the route is fine in road shoes.
  • Participants need to register with Parkrun before they take part – this has to be done through the Parkrun website  where there is also further information about particular events.
  • The route is a mixture of a grass surface, gravel and tarmac and is nice and flat. The site is very exposed though so make sure you wrap up well in winter.
  • The Oceans restaurant opens at 10am, so you can enjoy some well-deserved refreshments after your run.
  • There are public toilets in Malborough village by the post office, which you drive past a few miles before reaching Bolberry Down.

You can park in the National Trust car park at Bolberry Down, which is free to National Trust members and £3 for non-members.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning!

View across fields towards the sea at Bolt Tail, Bolberry Down, Devon.

Discover more at Bolberry Down

Find out how to get to Bolberry Down, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

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Distant view of walkers on an accessible path at Bolberry Down, Devon

Things to do at Bolberry Down 

Head out for a walk, discover a historical landscape and take in spectacular views of the surrounding coast and countryside at Bolberry Down.

A view of the Iron Age fort with a blue sky behind at Bolt Tail, Devon

History of Bolberry Down 

Learn about Bolberry Down's history, from an Iron Age fort and shipwrecks still submerged beneath the waves to radar stations from the Second World War.

A group of runners on a coastal path

Best places for coastal running 

Choose one of our favourite coastal running spots and see where it takes you – miles of coastal trails, wooded valleys and havens for nature await.