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
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.
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.
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.