Guidebook

4 Rad Trail Runs in London

Four routes to take you on the greenest, hilliest, and wildest trail runs in London.

Description

Whether you want a morning run through London’s greenery or you’re training for a mountain ultra and need to find some decent hills within the capital, this guidebook will point you in the right direction.

Explore Richmond Park’s wild bounds with the circular Tamsin Trail. This 7.3-mile route follows the park’s entire boundary, giving you a total 113m ascent. Double up on the loop, and you’ve got yourself a completely trail-based half marathon.

To get those forest feels, head to the historic Epping Forest. It’s a whopping 5,900 acres of woodland, open grassland, and rolling hills right on the edge of London. Try The Wanstead Flats Parkrun for a route around Epping Forest’s southern tip.

Sources:
https://www.coachmag.co.uk/running/6631/the-best-trail-running-spots-for-londoners
https://www.getsweatgo.com/running/travel/best-trail-runs-near-london-40

Tamsin Trail Circular Route Around Richmond Park
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Tamsin Trail Circular Route Around Richmond Park

London
11.8 km
125 m
125 m
A 7.35-mile trail around the perimeter of London’s largest royal park.
Moderate
Private
London Ultra 27.5k
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London Ultra 27.5k

London
25.8 km
305 m
360 m
An epic long-distance trail run around London’s orbital path.
Difficult
Private
Wanstead Flats Parkrun
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Wanstead Flats Parkrun

London
3.0 km
14 m
14 m
Explore the magic of a parkrun coursing through woods on the edge of Epping Forest.
Easy
Private
Bethlem Royal Hospital Parkrun
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Bethlem Royal Hospital Parkrun

London
2.6 km
17 m
17 m
A trail run through classic English meadows, on the grounds of history’s most notorious asylum.
Easy
Private