1. running in the wild or in the elements; escaping the modern world and reconnecting to nature.
2. running freely, with exhilaration; without limits or restrictions.
3. running to the peak of our evolutionary ability; running extraordinary distances and achieving the extraordinary.
- © Jen & Sim Benson, Wild Running
Escape to the forest
This week, escape the streets and find your rhythm with our Wild Running forest routes.
No fancy kit, just wild exercise in its simplest, most holistic form. Head to your local forest and see where your feet take you. Remember to share your #EscapeTheStreets photos!
You can run at any of our way-marked trails at almost any of our forests, but if you want something a little more wild, check out our favourite Wild Running routes, complete with downloadable maps and route guides.
Connect your usual running apps up to Bounts, and receive high-street vouchers as rewards for every time you’re active in our forests. Find out more about being rewarded for your run.
Nothing gets you through a challenging run like high-paced, exciting music. Download now, and find your rhythm with our Forestry Commission Spotify Running Playlist.
Get competitive by joining our Strava running club
Share your successes, compete with others and discuss your favourite routes in our Strava running club.