Parkrun at Penrhyn Castle
Whether you’re getting back into fitness after a break, or want to try something new, Parkrun’s 5K at Penrhyn Castle could be just the thing. Enjoy a run in amazing surroundings.
Parkrun at Penrhyn Castle
Penrhyn Castle hosts parkrun at 9am sharp, every Saturday morning. Parkrun is a great opportunity to enjoy views of Snowdonia and the surrounding landscape whilst running the 5K route around the grounds. It’s also a chance to meet new people and have fun in the great outdoors.
Parkrun for everyone
Each parkrun is free to take part in and everyone, regardless of age or ability is welcome (under 11s must run with a responsible adult). You can run, jog or walk the undulating 5K course at your own pace; run individually, with a friend or with your family. Well trained dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead.
Parkrun asks that you register online in advance here and then you can take part in any parkrun whenever you like. You can track your time from week to week and set your own personal goals. Remember to bring a scannable copy of your barcode for your run.
Parkrun is organised by volunteers, who do an amazing job and are always looking for more people to make sure that each week is a success. You can find information on how to help on their webpage above.
Parkrun at Penrhyn Castle consists of two big loops and two smaller loops around the castle. The big loop heads off down the main drive then swings right along a track that runs up to the walled garden. From there, stay on the track which runs up past the brick stable and along to the main castle entrance.
The small loop swings right at the main castle entrance, down past the walled garden then up past the brick stable and along to the main castle entrance and the finish. Each loop is completed twice.
'Parkrun at Penrhyn has something for everyone: families, walkers, joggers and regular runners. You go at your own pace and only challenge yourself – it’s like your own private 5K race. It is a really friendly and welcoming event. And it’s free!'
- Cath H, a parkrun regular
Refuel at the café
Post-run, you can reward yourself in the café and enjoy coffee and a cake or a bite of breakfast to refuel.
Why not take a stroll off the beaten track and visit the hide down by the River Ogwen. Families will also enjoy the natural play area. Remember to bring your wellies.
Visit the Castle Café for delicious lunches and tempting cakes whilst the shop offers a range of locally sourced gifts. Browse the second-hand books for a bargain.
Penrhyn’s grounds and gardens are extensive and a feast for the senses. Find peace in the formal Walled Garden or explore the jungle-like Bog Garden.
Penrhyn Castle is the former home of the Pennant family built on the proceeds of the North Wales slate industry and sugar plantations in Jamaica.
The castle exterior hides an opulent and lavishly decorated interior. A much-loved home to the Pennant family, learn about some of the glorious rooms you can see on your visit.