mountain running

You don’t have to be a super fit runner to enjoy running in the mountains. Some of the time you will not be running especially on steep slopes or on exposed terrain. The essence of running in the mountains is to go light, move efficiently and run where you can.
Wild Hikes can design a tailor made trip to suit your aspirations. It may be a trail running weekend based in one location, a selection of sky running objectives or a multi day fast packing expedition through a wild and remote area. We will teach you the mountain and navigation skills needed, the kit best for the job and how to plan your own mountain running expedition.

trail running

This involves running on mainly established footpaths and bridleways through valleys and over mountains. Distances can vary to suit your abilities and aspirations but typically will be between 10 and 25 miles. Great places for running include the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District, the Peak District and North Wales.

mountain marathon preparation weekends

This is a great way to learn the skills necessary to successfully take part in a two day Mountain Marathon event. Skills covered will be kit choice, navigation, nutrition, strategy and camp craft. We will recommend various events that you can enter and explain how a typical mountain marathon is run from start to finish. And yes we’ll do some running!


This involves multi day running with lightweight overnight kit often using youth hostels, bunkhouses, bothies or B & B’s for accommodation. Lightweight camping equipment can also be carried enabling you to fast pack across remote and wild landscapes. You don’t have to buy all the kit, we can supply a lot of what you need.

sky running

This involves moving light and fast over exposed and technical terrain. We will carefully choose objectives to suit the group’s ability and the prevailing weather. We will show you how to navigate, move safely and efficiently on steep terrain and what to wear. So if you’re looking for high adrenaline running then try a weekend Sky Running.

All our mountain running trips are organised on a bespoke basis. Please contact us to discuss possibilities.


possible venues and challenges:

Yorkshire Three Peaks
Welsh 3000’s in one, two or three days

Brecon Beacons
Edale Skyline

Lake District Circuit
The Skye Trail