We have a number of tried and tested route options that you can choose from, with varying degrees of difficulty. Alternatively, we can put together something bespoke to suit you.

Although most of our runs are in or around Derbyshire, we have experience of putting runs together in many other parts of the UK. We are therefore happy to organise a guided run elsewhere for you for minimum additional cost.

The emphasis on these runs is enjoying the surroundings, so there will be opportunities to stop to enjoy the views, take photographs etc. The pace will not be fast and will be adjusted to suit the members of the group.

We are blessed to be based in Derbyshire, one of the best places on the whole planet to get out for a run. As well as the world famous Peak District National Park, we have a wealth of beautiful and historic places to enjoy. As well as a huge variety of spectacular landscapes, we have many historic towns, villages, country estates and stately homes all within running distance.

If you like running and the great outdoors, our guided runs are an ideal way to get out there and enjoy this wonderful area in the company of like minded people. We take away all the hassle of route planning and navigation, so you can just turn up with your kit and enjoy the run.

As well as scheduled runs that you can join, we can put 'on-demand' runs on specifically for individuals or groups. We also do workshops for those new to off-road running or wanting to improve their knowledge and skills. 

Guided Trail Running Adventures


Scheduled Runs


Derbyshire Wayfarer Runs


The 'Wayfarer' Runs are fun days out on the Derbyshire trails, usually somewhere spectacular in the Peak District. The typical format is a point to point run of at least 12-15 miles with one or two refreshments stops along the way, often at local pubs or cafes.

How fit do you need to be? You need to be able to run the distance and not be phased by a few hills, although a super fast pace is not important. As a rough guide, if you are capable of covering a half marathon on flatter terrain in around 2hrs 15min or quicker (or 10k in around an hour for Wayfarer Lite runs), you'll be okay.

Kit Requirements: You will need to bring the following kit with you, as a minimum, and carry it with you during the run.

  • Off-road running shoes

  • Running clothes suitable for the weather conditions, plus additional warm layer for emergencies

  • Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams, and waterproof trousers*

  • Hat and gloves *

  • Water or energy drink (min 500ml)

  • Snacks and emergency food

  • Money (including some emergency backup funds, e.g. for taxi to finish).

  • Small back pack or bum-bag to carry items not being worn

* Requirements for some of these items may be relaxed on the day depending on the weather conditions.

Dec 07, 2019

Peak District Wayfarer Special

This special edition Derbyshire Wayfarer Run is being organised in conjunction with the Peak District National Park Foundation, the new charity established to protect the park, for everyone, forever.

It will consist of a run around some spectacular Peak District trails, followed by a talk by the Foundation about the national park and the work they do.

It is a free event but advance booking is required. And a small donation to the Foundation is encouraged.

The run will start from outside the Peak District Visitor's Centre in Castleton (S33 8WN) at 10:30, will be between 6 & 7 miles long and take around 2 hours. There will be some big hills to climb but the spectacular views will make it worthwhile.

We'll then retire to the visitors centre for refreshments and the talk.

The event is open to runners of all levels, we just ask that you: 1) Have the capability to run the distance continuously on flatter terrain. On the day walking the steeper hills will be expected.
2) Dress according the weather conditions and have the following kit as a minimum:
- Off-road running shoes
- Warm hat
- Gloves
- Extra long sleeve top layer
- Waterproof jack with hood and taped seems
- Waterproof trousers

Free (Donation to Foundation appreciated)

Dec 28, 2018

Festive Surprise: Oh Ecton Wayfarer Run

13 miles from Hartington

A circular route of around 13 miles starting and finishing in Hartington. With around 2000 feet of elevation it's a challenging route but, as is the norm on these runs, it's worth it for the views. 

For this run there is also an option to make a weekend of it, staying at the spectacular Hartington Hall. Contact us for details. 

Limited places. Must be booked in advance. 


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South Derbyshire / National Forest Evening Trail Runs

Weekday runs on the wonderful trails of at the southern end of Derbyshire and in the National Forest. Runners at all paces are catered for and we're particularly keen to welcome anyone new to off-road running. You just need to be capable of running the advertised distance continuously on flatter terrain (walking the tougher hills on the trails is perfectly acceptable).

Watch the space for dates and details of our Autumn and Winter Series of runs. 

Nov 21, 2019

Autumn Series 'Run November' Special

3:30pm, 5:15pm & 7pm from Ticknall

For this special run we are joining up with Rich Hick's Run November Challenge


Being the 21st day of the month it means it will be 21 miles in total, which will be completed over 3 loops of 7 miles each, starting at: 3:30pm, 5:15pm and 7:00pm.  

Each loop wil start and finish at Ticknall Village Hall car park, so you can join any or all of the 3 loops. By the end of the first loop it will be getting dark, so a good quality head torch is required. 

We are hosting this event to support Richard and the Run November Charities: SCOPE and the Brain Tumour Charity. We will therefore not be making a charge for the run but a donation to the Run November charities is requested.

Meet in the car park at Ticknall Village Hall (post code DE73 7JW) at least 15 mins before the start of the loop you intend to join.


Dec 12, 2019

Derby Runner Trail Night

6:45pm for 7pm start from The Derby Runner

The next in our series of trail nights in conjunction with The Derby Runner, providing a great opportunity to discover some wonderful routes in local countryside with a friendly and supportive group.


This will be a 'night run' so a good quality head (or chest) torch will be required. 

You will be guided by the very experienced team of coaches and run leaders from Peak Running, who will be able to provide tips and advice on all things off-road; including hill technique, structuring training, route planning, navigation and much more.

Plus, the shop will be open exclusively for the group before and after the run, so you’ll have the chance to browse the wide range of kit, get advice on what is right for you and be eligible for some exclusive discounts.

These runs will be open to runners of all abilities, but we particularly welcome those that are new to off-road running. All we ask that you’re capable of running the advertised distance; your pace isn’t important. If under 16, parent/guardian should contact us in advance to discuss suitability.

On this run you can expect:
• Around 6 miles/10km
• Some hills
• Possibly a bit of mud
• Lots of fun!

Cost = £3 payable in the night
Registration 6:30pm
Start 7pm
Finish 8:30pm


Dec 27, 2019

Festive Special Trail Run

1pm for 1:30pm start from the Royal British Legion, Melbourne

Our popular Festive Run is back again this year.

As it's the holiday season, this run will be in the afternoon (while it's still daylight) and, at 13km (8 miles), slightly longer than our normal midweek runs. However, there will be a refreshment stop around half way, and a bar/food at the end :-)

Christmas jumpers or other festive attire is strongly encouraged!

All paces are catered for and we’re particularly keen to welcome anyone new to off-road running​.

£10 per person, including food afterwards
£5 for a run only option.

Meet at the Royal British Legion, 87 Derby Rd, Melbourne post code DE73 8FE) by 1:15pm, ready for a 1.30pm start. There is a small car park at the meeting point and various on-street parking around the village. DO NOT PARK at Sainsbury's next door, as you'll risk getting clamped.

For anyone wishing to come by public transport Melbourne is served by the Number 2 bus (Arriva) service which runs between Derby and Swadlincote via Chellaston and Melbourne.

£10 with food. £5 run only

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Trail Therapy Runs

Our 'Trail Therapy' runs are a great way to improve your fitness, de-stress and have fun in wonderful surroundings. There are daytime and evening options, with sessions lasting around an hour; so covering between 6 & 8km at a relaxed pace. 

There may be a few hills but don't let that put you off as there is no pressure on these non-competitive runs. Power hiking the steeper hills is perfectively acceptable. 


Sessions are ideal for beginners who have built up to 5k continuous running and want to take the next steps on their running journey, while also being suitable for more experienced runners wanting some relaxed miles out on the trails in a friendly group environment.  


Being led by our UK Athletics licensed coaches/run leaders, Trail Therapy runs provide an opportunity to pick their brains on all aspects of training. They're great for your mental health and there's often an opportunity to relax and socialise over a coffee or cold drink after the run.

Trail Therapy with Kate

Erewash and Amber Valley, various dates

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