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
** IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFO **
Guided runs are recommencing from late JUNE with limited numbers and special measures in place. Details of these are available HERE.
See below and the link on our home page for info on the current status of runs that were previously planned.
Derbyshire Wayfarer Runs (& Peak District Ultra Recces)
The 'Wayfarer' Runs are fantastic days out running on the trails and fells, usually somewhere spectacular in or around the Peak District National Park, led by members of our experienced team of coaches and leaders.
As well as enjoying some great running and fantastic views, without the hassle of finding your own route, they're also great opportunity to pick up lots of tips and advice from our experts, who have many years of trail, fell and mountain running experience.
Distances and levels of difficulty varying to give options for everyone.
Wayfarer Lite runs are typically around 2 hours in duration and cover between 6 and 8 miles. So are ideal for those new to trail and fell running.
Standard Wayfarers Runs are usually 12 to 15-miles, with occasional longer runs which double as training/recce runs for our Peak District Ultra races (The Millstone 100, Limestone 50 & Peveril 33). There is usually an opportunity for one or two refreshments stops along the way on these runs, often at local public pubs or cafes.
Occasionally we organise an Extreme Wayfarer Run, which are either long in distance or involve and/or involve terrain that requires a higher level of fitness and mountain running experience.
How fit do you need to be?
The emphasis is on enjoying a socially paced run in spectacular 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.
As a rough guide you should be capable of running 10k in around 65 for Wayfarer Lite runs, and for longer runs you should be capable of covering a half marathon on flatter terrain in around 2hrs 10min, or a marathon within 4hrs 30min.
What kit do you need?
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.
70 pence of entry fees for Wayfarer Runs in the Peak District will be donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation to support the #70kfor70years campaign.