On Location with Poldark: Trail Running & Walking in Poldark Country Botallack Cornwall.

Cameras and sound equipment next to 'Ross Poldarks' mine.

Cameras and sound equipment next to ‘Ross Poldarks’ mine.

The airing of the new adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark reminded me that I still had photos to upload from my summer trail running around West Cornwall (OS Map 102 Land’s End). The South West Coast Path around West Cornwall is fantastic any time of year. But in summer with the wild flowers out last year it was exceptional. The icing on the cake was stumbling across the set of the BBC’s latest adaptation of Poldark.

Props for the Poldark set being stored ready for use in a field near Botallack.

Props for the Poldark set being stored ready for use in a field near Botallack.

When I arrived they were on a break from filming and the security guard sunbathing against a Cornish hedge was more than happy for me to have a look around as long as I didn’t disturb him.

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Top 5 trail running places in Mid & West Cornwall

Top 5 trail running places in Cornwall

Cornwall is home to some great trail and ultra running races due to its dramatic scenery, changeable weather and abundant trails.

With so many great running spots we couldn’t cover them all in a ‘top 5’. So if your favourite spot doesn’t get a mention, please leave a comment below and we can review it for a future blog post.

Here is our top 5 list of the best trails in Cornwall to run.

Runner up – The Bissoe Trail
Being an old mine tramway this trail is mostly flat and wide enough to cycle 4 abreast. It also barely passes the trail running test of “if you can push a pushchair along it, it’s not a trail”. That said you do get a 22 mile round trip, off road, from coast to coast. Ideal.

Map: OS Explorer 104 Redruth and St Agnes.

5th place
5. North coast – Godreathy-Portreath-St Agnes

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