Running

We've got acres of open wide landscapes, breathtaking views and wildlife around every turn. Put your trainers on and go

Great coastal run
Running across the beach at Rhossili, Gower

Unforgettable trail runs at the places we look after  

Designed by rangers and running experts, our trails runs will take you through ancient woodland, meadows studded with wildflowers and over rugged headland with uninterrupted views of the sea. Discover amazing wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery.

Running groups and events

Inspiring places to run

Visitors running at a National Trust site

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.

Runner on the South West Coast Path, Studland, Dorset

Get a head start 

Our recommended retailer Cotswold Outdoor has lots of specialist running gear and expert knowledge to share for all kinds of runners.

Discover our countryside

Revitalise your senses as you explore our hills, valleys, woodlands and rivers