Running

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

Running in the grounds of Killerton Estate, Devon

Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open to visit. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

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Visitors running at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Unforgettable runs at the places we look after 

Running at the places we care for is unforgettable. Designed by rangers, our trails 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.

Inspiring places to run

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Why I run

Follow a group of trail runners as they summit the Golden Cap in Dorset. The trail is one of the routes created by National Trust rangers offering long and short trails to give runners of all abilities the chance to get close to wildlife and explore incredible landscapes.

Run for the places you love
Runners competing in the Great North Run

Take part in the Great North Run 2021 

The Great North Run is back for 2021, taking place on 12 September. Whether you've already signed up for this year's run or you're thinking about taking part, find out how you can run for us and raise money to help look after the places you love.

Discover our countryside

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