We only recommend the best running routes we've found in the UK. All our Gold Routes have been run and checked by us and come with comprehensive route guides.
We put a lot of time and effort into researching and surveying the best routes for running around the UK. All our Gold routes have been run and checked by us and our Silver routes have been reviewed by us or are used by Running Clubs. We use the following standards as a guide when selecting routes.
|suitable terrain for running|
|easy to follow directions|
|not hazardous to runners|
|different to other local routes|
|ideally a circular route|
If you're worried about getting lost or would like some company while trying out a new route, our Route Buddy Scheme is here to help! The Scheme has been set up to put Members in touch with other Members who have kindly offered to acts as guides to show people around routes they have suggested.
Where a Route Buddy is available, this logo will be displayed on the Route Overview page. You can contact the Route Buddy using our Contact Form and arrange a mutually convenient time to do the run.
Find out more about Route Buddies
NOTE: The Route Buddy Scheme is available to Full Members and applies to selected Member Routes only.
|TIPS FOR A SAFE & ENJOYABLE RUN|
|1||Look through all the information available before setting off.|
|2||You can get driving directions to the start of the route from the Route Overview page.|
|3||Wear running shoes suitable for the terrain and weather. Bear in mind that routes surveyed in the Summer may be more muddy at other times of the year!|
|4||Read our advice article on Running Safety - if you are exploring somewhere new and remote it may be an idea to run with a friend.|
|5||Allow plenty of time for running a new route so you can read the map carefully and enjoy the surroundings.|
|6||Take the Route Directions as well as the map as they may have additional information about key turnings.|
A short but quite challenging run around the Dart Valley and Bench Tor. The run descends from Venford Dam to a good path around the valley leading to a stiff climb up to Bench Tor. After exploring the Tor and admiring the views the route descends and a flat jaunt around the reservoir completes a good stiff workout. Find Out More
This is a jaunt from the Grand Hotel on the Torquay seafront adjacent Torquay Station along the front, up a nice rural valley path for an exploration of Cockington Country Park and Village. Find Out More
This run is centred around the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel which spans the Avon Gorge. The run takes you down into the gorge under the bridge one way, back under it the other and finally after a tough but pretty climb, it takes you over it. Find Out More
We've picked out out top 5 favourite running routes from around the UK. They all have attractive scenery or interesting views and are well worth travelling a bit further to get to if you are in the area.
Great Brtain has an incredibly diverse and attractive landscape and running is a great way to explore this, allowing you to take in many fantastic views and interesting landmarks while still sticking to your training schedule. We've picked some of our favourite routes across various themes that show where running can take you if you go out and explore.