Rats Routes

Listed below are some routes if you need inspiration for your runs.

The .gpx files can be loaded into Google Earth,
mapping software and some phones and GPS units.

The North Cornish terrain can be challenging so keep within your abilities and if out alone make sure someone knows where you’ve gone!

If you’re not familiar with the route it would be a good idea to study it and make sure you’re up to the distance, terrain and conditions and take a map with you as well.

Many routes do not have shops so carry your own water and food.

Be aware that mobile phone reception is very patchy in this area and non-existent in the valleys and along the beaches.

The routes were accessible when recorded and on public rights of way but if you find a problem please let us know.

Bude Rats cannot be responsible for any injuries or mishaps that may befall you if you chose to use this resource when planning your runs.

[ New .gpx routes can be sent to ratsroutes@westlands1.plus.com along with a brief description of the distance, difficulty and terrain. ]

Note: Right-click a .gpx link to choose to download the file;
left-clicking will normally just open it as a text file.

To open .gpx files in Google Earth after downloading them:

  1. Start Google Earth
  2. Go to ‘file’, ‘open’ and then in the drop down box in the lower right hand¬†corner change the file type from ‘Google Earth’ to ‘GPS’.¬†You should now be able to open the file from wherever you saved it.

Rats Hut, Upton, Kingshill, Stratton

6 miles loop on tarmac, unlit for part of the way and some single track lanes.
Hilly with steady descent at the end.

Duckpool to Morwenstow Loop

11.5 miles mostly off road on steep muddy paths and tracks.
Short section of cliff path.
One for the mud lovers and not for the faint hearted!

Duckpool – Morwenstow Coastal loop

8 miles miles mostly off road on steep muddy paths and tracks.
Long section of coast path with unfenced cliff edges and very
exposed to the weather. Plenty of mud and hills.

Millook to Tresmorn Loop

6 miles off road with very steep hills and sections of exposed
coast path and deep wooded valleys.
Roadside parking at Millook tricky if the surf’s up!