Running

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

Runner heading towards us through woodland and past abandoned millstone
Night run at Osterley Park, London

Night Runs - Explore places in a new light 

Ever wanted to run around the gardens of a Tudor manor house at night, or follow moonlit pathways through ancient woods and Georgian parkland? Head out for a run with a difference with a Night Run event.

Below Golden Cap

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

Take part in a group run at many of our places

Be part of the pack with RunTogether 

Whether you need motivation to get started, want to push yourself or just explore, RunTogether groups and routes are a great way to reach your goals. We have many groups with trained run leaders already limbering up at National Trust places across England.

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