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Trail Running Sussex was set up by passionate runners, who wanted to expose the ‘Secret of Sussex’ and share with like minded people the scenic inspiring trails that are in abundance within the county of Sussex, which for many are right ‘On Their Doorstep’!

The county of Sussex contains some of the most varied and stunning landscapes in the United Kingdom. From the open chalk grassland and rolling pastures, to ancient woodlands and lush river valleys, Sussex is somewhere special to explore and enjoy, and there is no better way than to don the running shoes, and Head to the Trails!
Not only is there the beauty and tranquillity of the high chalk downland, the patchwork fields and the deep wooded valleys. But within a county rich in cultural heritage, there are historical monuments including Iron Age hill-forts, ancient chalk figures, medieval villages and Norman churches that can provide added interest as you journey along the trails. The diversity of the Sussex landscape cumulates in the trail running being quite ‘breathtaking', in more ways than one!
There are as many reasons into ‘why we run’ as there are trails within Sussex. Exploring the trails is the perfect way to keep fit, appreciate nature, and for some, to take time out from their hectic lifestyles. For others, running the trails is an opportunity to discover more about themselves, as they are challenged by the demands of the trails, or as they revel within the competitive excitement of trail racing. For whatever reason you run, often the most pleasurable aspect is simply the enjoyment of the companionship with fellow runners.

We at Trail Running Sussex would welcome the opportunity to assist you in enjoying the trails of Sussex to their full potential. Please take a look around our website to find out more about the different opportunities we offer. Enjoy, and Head to the Trails!


The Secret of Sussex is 'getting out'! The South Downs National Park, containing the 100 mile South Downs Way National Trail, is Britain's newest National Park, being established in 2011. In addition, the High Weald, the area between the North and South Downs, has been designated by Natural England as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The High Weald consists of historical countryside of rolling hills draped by small, irregular fields, abundant ancient woods and hedges, scattered farmsteads and sunken lanes. At the heart of the High Weald is the open heathland of the Ashdown Forest, known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh. The National Trust describes the South Downs as a destination valued for its internationally rare habitats, stunning wildlife and ancient history.

As part of our shared responsibility to help preserve the natural special qualities of the South Downs and High Weald, in addition to being sensitive to the needs of wildlife, farmers, and farm animals whilst enjoying the trails, Trail Running Sussex donates a small portion of every running camp/guided run booking and race entry fee, to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, which is the leading nature conservation organisation within Sussex. The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a registered charity that manages over 4500 acres of nature reserves, as well as running a renowned environmental education programme.


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