Top places to go running in London
National Trust places in London offer a variety of scenic running routes for you to enjoy, as well as regular organised events. Osterley Park and House is a popular feature on the parkrun calendar and self-directed riverside runs can be enjoyed on route to Ham House and Garden and through the diverse landscape of Morden Hall Park.
Osterley Park and House
Osterley Park and House has become as one of the captial's favourite spots for runners of all abilities, regularly hosting a range of events for both the fleet of foot as well as those that like to tackle things at a slower pace. From Buggyfit to parkruns and half marathons Osterley's stunning scenery, crafted by its masterful architect Robert Adam, offers an enticing excuse to lace up those running shoes. Encounter lakes, woodland and meadows on a jaunt past the 'palace of palaces'.
Morden Hall Park
Escape to Morden Hall Park and embrace a run that will take you along wooded pathways and across the River Wandle. With a wealth of natural beauty on display this oasis at the end of the Northern Line will provide all the encouragement you need to keep coming back, whatever the weather. Pause for breath as you cross the bridges and catch glimpses of the restored water wheel, Morden Hall and picturesque views of the sun rising over the meadow.
Ham House and Garden
Take a riverside run from Richmond to Ham House allow and encounter the bucolic beauty found alongside the Thames, whether you tread the Thames Path or pace through Petersham Meadows. Adjust the pace to suit your ability as this running route takes in locations such as Richmond Hill and King Henry's Mound where on a clear day you can see St Paul's Cathedral, 10 miles (15km) away.