The beauty of running in the Peak District is that the Peak District is beautiful.
15 minutes. That’s all it takes to escape the tarmac and traffic of Sheffield for the woods, trails and hills of the National Park.
Wide open spaces, fresh air and the sounds of nature greet me as I climb from the urban bowl and leave the city behind. Driving west I crest the Ringinglow road, passing Lady Canning’s Plantation and the Ox Stones and the vista opens before me; the beautiful Burbage Valley, the magnificent gritstone edge of Stanage and the remote, rugged, distant uplands of Kinder and Bleaklow whilst to the south the White Peak stretches away lush, green and wooded.
It is a fantastic place to run – so forget the tarmac and escape to the trails and come run with me.