There are loads of beautiful places across the country waiting for you and your running shoes to arrive. From gentle lakeside runs, to coastal paths, to routes through rolling meadows, there’s an outdoor gym for everyone. So if you're looking for a new way to stay in shape, the places we care for make the perfect backdrop. Take a look at our shortlist of fantastic running routes for beginners.
Escape the city for a run at Osterley Park. Its ancient meadows, farmland and park are great to explore on a run.
On or off road, Clumber Park has plenty of different routes and is the perfect place to give running a go.
Run through the winding paths and open spaces of Gibside. And if you need a bit of encouragement, join one of our free friendly runs to get you started.
Run through ancient woods and heaths in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and maybe pop into the café when you've finished.
There's something for runners of all levels at Castle Ward, as well as loughs, a 15th century castle and stunning scenery to keep you going.
Whether it's the flat lakeshore or the rugged hills, there are plenty of places to run in Grasmere, whatever your experience.
Five kilometres of flat, solid paths make Stackpole an ideal place for beginners to run. There are beautiful views and wildlife to take your mind off it.
Be inspired to run in the heart of Constable country, taking in the famous scenery at Flatford.
With rolling countryside, woods and tracks, Nostell Park is the ideal place for a run.
Killerton Park has 60 miles of footpaths to run on and a weekly parkrun open to all abilities. What are you waiting for?
From cruising along the flat routes of Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, to tackling part of the Olympic road at Box Hill, we've got lots of fantastic places for little cyclists and beginners to explore.
There are plenty of running trails at the special places we look after in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. So lace up your trainers and go for a run with a view to remember. The treadmill just can't compete.