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.
This is a challenging run for two reasons, firstly the hilly nature of Ashdown Forest and secondly the often muddy paths. Its not all mud though as the route takes in a variety of terrain from grassy field paths, gravelly trails to some quiet county lanes. Find Out More
Home park may seem like a poor relation to the Royal Parks of Bushy and Richmond but it has a whole lot to recommend it in its own right. Smaller than those two parks it nevertheless has some magnificent tree lined avenues, the impressive long water and all the while views of Hampton Court Palace across the formal gardens. 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.
|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.|