Runs with a view

When it comes to beautiful views, treadmills cannot compete with trails in the great outdoors. We’ve hand-picked our seven favourite runs with a view. Each trail takes you through one of the outdoor places we care for.

A view across the top of Cheddar Gorge - a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills near the village of Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Runners at Cheddar Gorge can choose to head up the slope, or opt for a gentler route along a limestone valley.

View from Mam Tor to Castleton Valley in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

Dark Peak, Derbyshire

Run in dramatic landscapes at the places we look after in the Peak District. Pull on your trainers and head out to explore Mam Tor and Kinder Scout.

Distant view of Fountains Abbey from Anne Boleyn's seat in Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

There are 800 acres of countryside to explore at Fountains Abbey,Yorkshire. Which route will you take?

A view of the West Front of Leith Hill Tower, Dorking, Surrey

Leith Hill, Surrey

You can see 14 counties from the top of Leith Hill - which makes it worthwhile running to the top of the highest point in south-east England.

Looking out from the cliffs across the beach at Rhossili Bay, Gower

Rhossili and South Gower Coast, Swansea

Whether along the beach or on the down, you'll be treated to a great view if you go for a run at Rhossili in the Gower.

Runners going through the park.

Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Sheringham Park, Norfolk, offers many running trails across its 1,000 acres. Pick your favourite view: woodland, parkland or cliffs.

Walkers at Wasdale, Cumbria, with the vast expanse of Wastwater in the distance

Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon, Cumbria

If you want a running route with views, Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon in the Lake District have got some of the best in the land. Just watch out for the slopes.