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Into the wild: 6 of the UK’s best trail running routes

Get up. Lace up. Get out.

There’s a wealth of performance-based getaways to be had across the UK. From off-road trail running routes to jaw-dropping cliff scenery, there’s a wild running track for every level. So forget the treadmill, pack your gear and get into the great outdoors. Find your way to fitness in the wild. 

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    Rhossili Bay, Gower.

    Rhossili Bay, Gower.

    Some say this is one of the most beautiful beach stretches in Europe. The view from the top of the cliff is unmissable – but the run to the top can be tough. Stay fresh and dry on the trail with Sure Men Active Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant or Sure Women Bright Antiperspirant Deodorant

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    Epping Forest, East London.

    Epping Forest, East London.

    Even in London you don’t need to go far to find exhilarating wild running trails. Head to Epping Forest on the London and Essex border. There are endless trail running routes to choose from – and they all come with a taste of fresh country air

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    The Seven Sisters

    The Seven Sisters, South Downs.

    There are few better backdrops to a run than the world-famous white chalk cliffs on England’s southern coast. The route is a rollercoaster – easy to follow but up-and-down through the hills. Be prepared with shoes that can match the trail routes. UK wild running can be rocky, so extra grip is important

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    Brunel’s Three Bridges

    Brunel’s Three Bridges, West London.

    The Grand Union Canal winds its own route through London. Alongside the water views and glimpsing monuments as you pass, it feels like running through history itself. The distance is up to you – but there are official 10km races each year. Take on the challenge

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    Glyder Fach

    Glyder Fach, Snowdonia.

    Trek. Run. Scramble. However you choose to get up these mountains, mix up the ascents with peaceful flats. Views straight out of a movie will keep you powering on

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    Glen Coe

    Glen Coe, Highlands.

    You choose the distance on this trail run. It’s best kept for good weather – but a little rain never hurts. Around 5 to 10km is all you need to take in some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Or make a weekend of it – camp overnight and hit the trail again in the morning