Running

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

Runners at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Runners setting off from the Visitor Centre at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire

Trust10 trail runs 

Trust10 is our free monthly trail run event at a selection of our places across the country in amazing landscapes. With multi-terrain runs, this is your chance to try a challenge, train or be inspired by the great outdoors.

 Runners at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Unforgettable runs at the places we look after 

Running at the places we care for can be an unforgettable experience. 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

A man runs under the trees at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire.

Move for trees 

Challenge yourself to complete 50km of activity this October with the Move for trees challenge, and raise money to help plant more trees. Every £5 you raise will plant a sapling, and bring us one more tree towards a greener future.

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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.

Trail running in the Somerset countryside

Be part of the pack with RunTogether 

Whether you need motivation to get started or you just want to explore new sceneries, RunTogether groups and routes are a great way to reach your goals. We have groups with trained run leaders already limbering up at National Trust places across England, and you can find others closer to your home too.

Activities at our places

Find more activities to do at the beautiful outdoor places in our care, from running to cycling and more.