Running routes with a view

When it comes to beautiful views, treadmills can't compete with trails in the great outdoors. We’ve hand-picked some of our favourite running routes 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.

Walkers on Divis Mountain
Walking trail

Divis and the Black Mountain, County Antrim 

Walk or run this moderate dog-friendly trail and enjoy far-reaching views and a wealth of flora, fauna and archaeological remains.

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.

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

Lyme, Cheshire

Join us for Lyme's Trust10 10k trail run, taking place on the fourth Sunday of every month. No booking needed, but admission fees apply.

East Front of Osterley Park, Middlesex, with snow covering the ground and a tree in the foreground

Osterley Park and House, London 

Line up outside Robert Adam's Grade I listed 'palace of palaces' before jogging, running or walking through the mansion's lavish grounds.

Trust10 runners

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

This Trust10 run takes place every fourth Sunday, giving you the opportunity to train on a 10k for your next big event.

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 on the Gower.

Misty shot of Roseberry Topping
Running

Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire 

The Roseberry Romp running trail is not for the faint-hearted - the varied terrain includes winding woodland paths, magnificent views, tough ascents and fast descents.

Snow providing a picture perfect landscape in the parkland.

Sheringham Park, Norfolk

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

Visitors walking along path to Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Running at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas 

The Leas is the finishing stretch of the world-famous Great North Run and gives you inspiring views of Souter Lighthouse and the North East coast.

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.