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Over 2500 Recommended Routes to Choose From

UKWe 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.


Gold Routes

Researched, run, mapped and recommended by Good Run Guide.

Silver Routes

Recommended by a Good Run Guide Members or Running Clubs and reviewed by Good Run Guide.

Bronze Routes

Recommended by Members but not checked by Good Run Guide.

Parks and Open Spaces

Great places to run where you can make up your own routes.

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40 Great Scenic Runs in England and Wales

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Quality Standards


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.

Quality Standard suitable terrain for running
Quality Standard attractive/interesting scenery
Quality Standard easy to follow directions
Quality Standard not hazardous to runners
Quality Standard different to other local routes
Quality Standard ideally a circular route

Route Buddy Scheme


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.
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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.

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Newly Published and Featured Routes


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Market Harborough Canal Canter NEW

North of Market Harborough the Grand Union Canal meanders back and forth lazily with a well maintained towpath alongside. Find Out More

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Portland Bill NEW

A scenic run from Portland Bill around the headland using parts of the South West Coast Path, taking in Church Ope Cove and disused Portland stone quarries. Find Out More

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Bristol's Avon Gorge FEATURED ROUTE - Registration Not Needed

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


Our Regional Top Picks


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.


Routes with a Theme


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.

->Routes With a View

->Captivating Coastal Routes

->Challenging Climbs

->Classic Countryside Routes

->Runs To Interesting Places

->Runs With Historic Buildings

->Wandering Water Routes

->Creative City Routes

->Peaceful Park Runs


Recent Comments Posted By Members About Routes


  • Croyde Baggy Point Circuit Posted on 01/09/14
    I have run this route or variations of it three times in the last few weeks, its a wonderful run. I have run it along the costal edge path on a wet drizzly morning and to hit Baggy Point was very exhilarating. Its also lovely as you come round and see Puttsburgh beach. I do a smaller loop from Croyde round to Georgeham which is about 3.3 miles.
  • Nidd Gorge Posted on 07/08/14
    Excellant run through Old Barber to Nidd Gorge following river up to Bilton Lane than looping back past Gardners Arms up to Skipton Rd and down to home. Combination of trail/mud/hills plus tarmac with gradual long inclines.
  • Park Run Proposed Course Posted on 15/06/14

    Which parkrun is that?

  • Park Run Proposed Course Posted on 15/06/14
    This route has changed
  • Liverpool Parks Posted on 12/06/14
    Beautiful route. Ran most of the route whilst running the Liverpool Marathon on the 25th May................other parks include Princes Park and Stanley Park.
  • Nice scenic route me and the dog did in torrential rain. Well needed for the climb to Top Withins! Thankyou.
  • Rendlesham cycle green route Posted on 03/06/14
    I ran this route today and once or twice the garmin got a bit confused and I did get lost a little :)
    If you park on the B1084 where the forest rangers have access to the forest then you do not need to pay for parking
 
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