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Guided Trail & Fell Running Adventures

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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. 

To view our new dedicated 'Trail Therapy' page, click HERE

Trail Therapy

Trail or Fell Experience

None required

Fitness needed

Able to run 5k continuously on flat terrain. Or walk the advertised distance when there is a walking option.

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. Or 90 mins when there is a 'rike' option.

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. Or 2:30 when there is a rike option.

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

Scheduled Runs
Current Guided Run Schedule
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Every Thurs (National Forest) / Last Tues of month (Staffs/West Mids)

Regular weekday morning off-road outings on scenic trails at a relaxed 'chatty' pace, starting at 9:45am. These sessions are as much about the mind as the body. They are a perfect way to de-stress and connect with nature in some beautiful green spaces, amongst a friendly and supportive group.

Must be booked in advance

£4

Discount with 10-run pricing plan.

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Alternate Tuesdays

Walking, Talking, Tuesdays

Join Debs and co for exactly what it says on the tin!

Taking place on alternate Tuesday mornings, these guided walks will explore beautiful trails in the National Forest. You can expect plenty of scenic trails, opportunity to 'connect' to nature and good conversation with the leaders and fellow walkers. As you'll be guided on the walk by trained leaders, these sessions are a great opportunity to safely build your knowledge of the trails in South Derbyshire, whilst building fitness at the same time.

Must be booked in advance

£4

Brunch Club 10-pass plan can also be redeemed against these sessions.

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Saturday 20th July, 5pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Guided Jog

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

These sessions are delivered by our qualified and supportive team of leaders and are similar to our Trail Therapy sessions; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and the benefits to mental wellbeing than having a hard workout. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Distance: 4.4 miles jogging

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Tuesday 6th August, 9:30am start

Feel Good in the Forest: Guided Walk

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

These sessions are delivered by our qualified and supportive team of leaders and are similar to our Trail Therapy sessions; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and the benefits to mental wellbeing than having a hard workout. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Distance: 3.5 miles walking

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Saturday 10th Aug, 1:30pm start

Trail Therapy: Branston Water Park

Join us for a guided jog or walk

Branston Water Park is a premier wildlife site in East Staffordshire, originally an open cast gravel pit and is now a Local Nature Reserve. It is home to many species of plants and animals, both common and nationally rare!

Our #trailtherapy events are guided by our friendly and supportive team of leaders. We set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and the benefits to mental wellbeing than having a hard workout. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Distance: Jog group - 7 miles / Walk group - 4.4 miles

£4

(code for free entry available via the Trail Therapy webpage)

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2 day course: Sat 17th & Sun 18th August 2024

NNAS Silver Navigator Course (2 days)

Map reading and navigation course for those with little or no previous experience.

The Silver National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award for runners or walkers. (Conducted at walking pace).

It is an intermediate level course that teaches the skills required to step off well trodden paths and use landscape features, together with a compass and other techniques to follow a route. It is aimed at people that have either already completed the Bronze Navigator award or already have some navigation experience on routes using defined paths.

For the full Silver Navigator award syllabus please see the NNAS website. The NNAS Silver Navigator award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

This course is split over 2 days and the maximum tutor to participant ratio is 1:6

It will be held in the Peak District National Park, and being a very practical course will be entirely outdoors. The exact location will be advised to participants ahead of the course.

For more information email us at info@peakrunning.co.uk

Open soon, email us to reserve a place.

£125

Includes NNAS registration and qualification fee

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Saturday 17th August, 1:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Guided Walk

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

These sessions are delivered by our qualified and supportive team of leaders and are similar to our Trail Therapy sessions; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and the benefits to mental wellbeing than having a hard workout. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Distance: 4 miles walking

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Wednesday 4th September, 6:30pm start

Feel Good in the Forest: Guided Jog (Sunset Special!)

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

These sessions are delivered by our qualified and supportive team of leaders and are similar to our Trail Therapy sessions; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and the benefits to mental wellbeing than having a hard workout. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Distance: 5 miles jogging

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Sunday 15th September, 9:30am start

Feel Good in the Forest: Guided Walk

We're working in partnership with Forestry England to deliver activities for their "Feel Good in the Forest" programme. This is a series of activities for people who are looking to improve their health and wellbeing, to meet new people and spend time outdoors.

These sessions are delivered by our qualified and supportive team of leaders and are similar to our Trail Therapy sessions; we set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and the benefits to mental wellbeing than having a hard workout. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Distance: 3.8 miles walking

Free

You can make a donation to Peak Running CIC if you prefer

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Saturday 28th Sept, 1:30pm start

Trail Therapy: Bretby / Repton

Jog or walk with us from Bretby, the 'dwelling place of Britons'

The name Bretby means 'dwelling place of Britons' and on this jog or walk we will venture through the grounds of Bretby hall which is a grade II listed building and once owned by the 5th Earl of Carnvon the famous Egyptologist for whom Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun! The routes will also have an abundance of fauna, flora and wildlife around fields and wooded areas such as Repton Shrubs, Caulkley wood and Hoofies wood.

Our #trailtherapy events are guided by our friendly and supportive team of leaders. We set a pace that is comfortable for everyone as the activities are more about enjoying the surroundings and the benefits to mental wellbeing than having a hard workout. Nobody ever gets left behind.

Distance: Jog group - 6.7 miles / Walk group - 4.8 miles

£4

(code for free entry available via the Trail Therapy webpage)

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Next date TBC

Navigation Skills for Runners & Walkers

A day spent learning and practicing key skills for navigating on the move.

A full day of learning navigation skills, including route planning, use of map and compass, technological aids, judging pace and distance, and mitigating risks.

After a short theoretical session, the majority of the day will be spent learning and practicing navigation out on the ground in a variety of terrain.

There will be maximum student to tutor ration of 6:1 to ensure everyone gets a high level of attention and has their own needs addressed.

The exact location, which will be somewhere in the Peak District, will be informed by where participants are travelling from, and will be confirmed a week prior to the event.

Price is £65 per person.

Note: we also run NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) courses at Bronze and Silver level which lead to an accredited qualification. This course can be done as an alternative to the Bronze course (without gaining the qualification) if you would like to go straight to the Silver (intermediate) level qualification.

For more information or to enquire about future dates, email info@peakrunning.co.uk

£65

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2 day course: Next dates to be confirmed

NNAS Bronze Navigator Course (2 days)

Map reading and navigation course for those with little or no previous experience.

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award for runners or walkers. (Conducted at walking pace).

It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes. For the full Bronze Navigator award syllabus please see the NNAS website. The NNAS Bronze Navigator award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion.

This course is split over 2 days and the maximum tutor to participant ratio is 1:6

It will be held in the Peak District National Park, and being a very practical course will be entirely outdoors. The exact location will be advised to participants ahead of the course.

For more information email us at info@peakrunning.co.uk

£125

Includes NNAS registration and qualification fee

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