NA­TIONAL TRUST ROUTES

Cel­e­brate bio­di­ver­sity with the help of the Na­tional Trust

Trail Running (UK) - - Contents - Jen and Sim Ben­son, wil­drun­ning.net

10 routes hand­picked by Na­tional Trust rangers from Cum­bria down to Devon

The Na­tional Trust looks af­ter over 600,000 acres, in­clud­ing 775 miles of coast­line in Eng­land, Wales and North­ern Ire­land. If there’s some­where beau­ti­ful you love to run, chances are it’s pro­tected and main­tained by the char­ity. The Trust works to re­store many of its most pre­cious places back to health through con­ser­va­tion and care­ful man­age­ment, a project led by its ex­pert team of Coun­try­side Rangers. We’ve been work­ing with them to cre­ate a se­ries of Ranger Runs; places where you’ll have an in­cred­i­ble run while you im­merse your­self in the story of the land­scape. The Rangers know these places bet­ter than any­one through their work main­tain­ing the trails, pro­tect­ing wildlife, restor­ing habi­tat and safe­guard­ing the char­ac­ter of the land. “Cho­sen by our team of lo­cal ex­perts, Ranger Runs are a fan­tas­tic way of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Na­tional Trust places and sup­port­ing con­ser­va­tion work, while en­joy­ing the fresh air and views,” says Rob Rhodes, Head Coun­try­side Ranger at the Na­tional Trust. Read on to dis­cover 10 trails cho­sen for their su­perb run­ning and con­ser­va­tional im­por­tance.

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