Cornwall, England

Truro: Main Sites, Truro River, Victoria Park

Tony Atkin

Truro is Cornwall’s only city (Pop 20,000), known for its spectacular cathedral. The best place to run in Truro is along the Truro River to Malpas. In the center, see some of the sites while running up to Victoria Gardens. A run combining both these options is 5.8 miles.

Truro River. Google Street View

We start at the famous Victorian Truro Cathedral. Use the main B3284 Rd. to access Malpas Rd., which runs along the east side of the Truro River for just under 1 mile. There’s a dirt path on the river side, with water views (can get muddy). Then, it’s another 1.5 miles of pleasant running along traffic-free Malpas Rd. into Malpas and out to the marina. Retrace your steps back into Truro for a 4.7 mile run.

VictoriaGardens Add-On. This loop adds 1 mile. As you come back into Truro, LEFT on Morlaix Ave. and then take the pedestrianized Lemon Quay north through the center, then using St. Nicholas St./River St. to access Victoria Gardens. Run through this pleasant park, and the pedestrianized Pydar St. to return to the start.

 

Essentials
  • Full route is 9.3 km (5.8 miles)
  • 209 feet (64m)
  • Truro Cathedral/Center of Truro

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Essentials
  • Full route is 9.3 km (5.8 miles)
  • 209 feet (64m)
  • Truro Cathedral/Center of Truro