Guided Trail & Fell Running Adventures

 

** IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFO **

Our group running activities are back with safeguards in place. Participant guidance is available HERE

We are based in one of the best places on the whole planet to run. As well as the wonderful 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.

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 in the safe hands of our experts, who have many years of trail, fell and mountain running experience. 

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Wayfarer Runs

Adventures in spectacular places

Fantastic days out running on the trails and fells, usually in or around the Peak District National Park.

Enjoy some great running and fantastic views, without the hassle of finding your own route. Plus an opportunity to pick up lots of tips and advice from our experts, who have many years of trail, fell and mountain running experience. 

 

Distances generally the 12 to 16 miles range. 

Fitness, experience and kit required

The emphasis on our guided runs is enjoying a socially paced run in great surroundings, with stops along the way to enjoy the views and take photos. We ensure that nobody ever gets left behind. However, in fairness to other group members you do need to be able to run the distance advertised and not be phased by a few hills. A fast pace is not important though, and it's perfectly acceptable - and probably encouraged - to walk the tougher hills on the day, especially on the longer runs.

For some runs there are specific minimum kit requirements too, which you'll need to wear or carry with you. 

Below is a guide of what kit you need for each type of run and a rough guide to the fitness and experience needed to ensure you have an enjoyable experience. You should check the details for individual runs though, as these may occasionally be specific requirements. 

Trail Therapy

Trail or Fell Experience

None required

Fitness needed

Able to run 5k continuously on flat terrain. 

Minimum Kit

  • Clothing suitable for weather

  • Off-road running shoes recommended

Trail EVENINGS

Trail or Fell Experience

None required

Fitness needed

Able to run distance advertised continuously on flat terrain. 

Minimum Kit

  • Clothing suitable for weather

  • Off-road running shoes recommended (required in wet conditions)

WAYFARER LITE

Trail or Fell Experience

Have run on trails a couple of times before.

Fitness needed

Able to run 10k in around 65 minutes on flat terrain. 

Minimum Kit

  • Off-road running shoes

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

  • Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams

  • 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

WAYFARER

Trail or Fell Experience

Have run on hilly trails a few times before.

Fitness needed

Able to run half marathon in around 2:10 on flat terrain. 

Minimum Kit

  • Off-road running shoes

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

  • Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Hat and gloves 

  • Water or energy drink (min 1 litre)

  • 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

 
Current Guided Run Schedule
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Every Thursday plus NEW Tuesday bRUNch

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Tues (Staffs/West Mids) / Thurs (National Forest) - 09:30am

Regular weekday morning off-road runs on scenic trails at a 'chatty' pace.

The runs takes around an hour going at a pace that is comfortable for everyone in the group. Distances range from 6.5k to 8k. There are likely to be some moderate hills on most runs and you may encounter some muddy sections. 

We cater for all paces but we recommend that you are capable of running 5km (3 miles) continuously on flat terrain.

CURRENT SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

NATIONAL FOREST:
Thurs 2nd September: 09:30 at Barton Marina, near Marina Tea Rooms, DE13 8DZ
Thurs 9th September: 09:30 at Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW
Thurs 16th September: 09:30 at Donisthorpe Woodlands Centre, DE12 7PX
Thurs 23rd September: 09:30 at Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW
Thurs 30th September: 'Fifth Thursday of the Month Special' at Tissington, meet at Peak District Car Park next to Tissington Trail (What3Words listed.releasing.chair). NOTE: This run will be longer than normal at around 8-miles / 12k, but at the usual relaxed pace.
Thurs 7th October: 09:30 at Barton Marina, near Marina Tea Rooms, DE13 8DZ
Thurs 14th September: 09:30 at Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW
Thurs 21st September: 09:30 at Donisthorpe Woodlands Centre, DE12 7PX
Thurs 28th September: 09:30 at Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW

WEST MIDS/STAFFS:
Tues 21st September: 09:30am at Springslade Lodge Cafe on Camp Road, Cannock WS12 4PT (What3Words luggage.armrests.users)
Tues 28th September: 09:30am NEW LOCATION at Strawberry Cabin, Watling Street, Hints, Tamworth B78 3DF (What3Words hedgehog.mergers.firework)
Tues 5th October: 09:30am at Hartopp car park, Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YU (What3Words expect.volunteered.adjust)
Tues 12th October: 09:30am NEW LOCATION at Cannock Chase Visitors Centre, Marquis Drive, Cannock WS12 4PW (What3Words sugar.month.marketing)
Tues 19th October: 09:30am NEW LOCATION at The Laughing Duck Cafe, Fradley Junction, Burton-on-Trent DE13 7DN (What3Words cupcake.unheated.bulbs) Note: £2.00 cash only for parking
Tues 26th October: 09:30am at Springslade Lodge Cafe on Camp Road, Cannock WS12 4PT (What3Words luggage.armrests.users)

Must be booked in advance

£4

Discount with 10-run pricing plan.

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23rd October 2021, 09:00am start

Wayfarer Run: The Actual Wilderness

17-miles & 3,500ft elevation gain from Crowden

An exploration of the wild moors and remote fells of the northern Peaks, proving a true wilderness feel. A great route but at the longer end of the Wayfarer spectrum and with some challenging underfoot conditions.

£14.70

70p of which is donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity.

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27th November 2021, 09:00am start

Wayfarer Run: Shining Cats

14-miles & 2,500ft elevation gain from Derbyshire Bridge

A wonderful tour showing you the best of the Goyt Valley area, including some great high level running with views in abundance as well as some lesser known corners of the valley below.

£14.70

70p of which is donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity.

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28th December 2021, 10:30am start

Wayfarer Run: Say Cheese (Festive Special)

14-16 miles from Hartington with some hills

A festive special Wayfarer run providing a mystery tour on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border.

£14.70

70p of which is donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity.

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12th to 14th August 2022 (Provisional)

Peak District Trail Running Weekender

An action packed full weekend of trail and fell running

Come and join us for a weekend of spectacular running in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Staying on the edge of the famous Chatsworth Estate, you’ll be able to take part in a fell race, stunning guided trail runs and enjoy a host of other activities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Includes:
Guided runs taking in some of the best countryside in England
Entry to our very own Hob Hurst's Fell Race
A range of other activities throughout the weekend
Fully catered accommodation at the wonderful Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley

2022 Opening Soon