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Our trail running holidays provide a variety of terrains and technical challenges, offering unique opportunities to improve your running.


Set a personal best like no other, whether you are training for a marathon, raising money for charity, or simply seeing what you can do.


Explore Scotland, England and Wales at your own pace and discover incredible landscapes that are only accessible on foot.


The Story of an Attempt on the
South West Coast Path Fastest Known Time

In May 2016, Contours Contributing Editor, Outdoor Journalist and GB Ultrarunner Damian Hall ran the 630 mile South West Coast Path in an attempt to break the record for the Fastest Known Time (FKT). Here is how he got on.

Feeling inspired? Check out our itineraries for the South West Coast Path here.


Our favourite trail running holidays

  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path

    Alternating between near-wilderness and vibrant seaside villages, this is a trail of length and contrasts. And with over 36,000ft (11,000m) of ascent it is also a challenging one. Available as a 4, 5, 7, or 12-day trail running holiday.

  • West Highland Way

    This 95-mile (152 km) trail consists of forest single tracks, smooth paths and challenging climbs, forming this total trail experience along an established ultra-race trail. Available as a 2, 3, 4 or 5-day trail running holiday.

  • Coast to Coast

    The wilderness of the Pennines and North York Moors, combined with the rocky, technical Lake District fells and the added challenge of navigation, makes this 190-mile (304 km) trail truly epic. Available as a 5, 7 or 11-day trail running holiday.

  • Cleveland Way

    A mixture of woodland, dales, moorland and classic running along cliff tops and around sandy bays makes this 110-mile (176 km) path a journey of two distinct halves. Available as a 3, 4 or 6-day trail running holiday.