Running in the East of England

Group of runners

Lace up your trainers and enjoy running at National Trust places in the East of England, from historic parkland to wild countryside.

Whether you enjoy going for a run alone or want to join a group, whatever your ability you’re sure to find a route where you can push yourself that bit further.  

Join a weekly parkrun

Book your place on a night run
Runners at a Night Run event
Runnners at night at Saltram, Devon
Runners at a Night Run event

The National Trust also hosts a national series of night-time trail running events, organised in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. Your entry fee will go towards the property hosting the event, supporting essential conservation work that's needed to look after these special places.

In the East of England, night runs will be taking place at Blickling and Wimpole Estate, where you'll be able to choose from our Explorer route (1-3km) or our Adventurer route (6-9km). They are totally traffic-free, mostly on paths and if you'd rather walk than run, you're more than welcome. We'll be revealing the dates for the 2018 - 2019 Night Run series soon.

A group of runners make their way through Blickling's sweeping parkland.

Blickling's Ranger Run 

If you're looking for a new running route, try this running trail at Blickling Estate in Norfolk. We've asked the passionate team who take care of the trail, to share what's so special about it.

Visitors running in the grounds of Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire

Top tips for how to improve your running personal best

Whether you’re new to running or keen to make a step up in distance, discover some top tips to help you achieve your goals from our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor.