The Best Running Trails In London

The Best Running Trails In London

Looking for a new route for your running passion? Get ready to explore some of the best off-road routes and paths that the capital has to offer. Here’s our list of the Best Running Trails In London.

Running Trail Location 1: Parkland Walk

The Parkland Walk is the longest linear nature reserve in London, it follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Its fame is now global as it often features on ‘must do’ lists for visitors from oversees. At times it can be quite busy and weekends bring walkers, dog walkers, runners and cyclists all out to take advantage of the weather and escape from the urban hullabaloo. It has a unique chewing gum art trail and a wildlife trail. It is now open to the public between 9.00am and 6.00pm

The Best Running Trails In London

Running Trail Location 2: Richmond Park

Richmond park is best for a countryside escape without leaving the city. It’s less than an hour from central London and there are a few good hills and easy routes that are hard to get lost on. Richmond Park is renowned in the world of road cycling for its 12km loop, but the 2,500 acres of parkland are also great for trail running. The Tamsin Trail is a good place to start, but the park is criss-crossed with hundreds of other potential routes for you to get lost on. Glimpse a distant view of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound, or hang out with some of the park’s resident roaming deer. 
The Best Running Trails In London

Running Trail Location 3: Vanguard Way

Vanguard Way is best known for a long adventure from city to sea. It starts off in Croydon, this trail runs all the way to Newhaven on the south coast. There are some big climbs as you cross the Downs, but some good flat stretches, too.
Beginning on the outskirts of London, this 106km route passes through the counties of Surrey, Kent and East Sussex. It finishes with views of the Seven Sisters. Get an ice cream on the beach at Seaford and celebrate a trail well run.
The Best Running Trails In London
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