Trail Running Weekend – Forest of Bowland AONB

March 1st – March 3rd 2019


Level: Regular (Experienced)

Fitness Requirement: It's important you are an experienced & confident trail runner, comfortable running within a group and at a pace set by the lead guide. Other than when we stop for refreshments, you can expect to be running throughout. If you'd like more info on our Regular fitness requirement, please give us a quick call - we're happy to chat.


The ‘Forest of Bowland AONB’

The entire Forest of Bowland AONB covers 312 square miles of rural Lancashire and adjacent Yorkshire and is a truly captivating part of the English countryside. Expanses of sky above dramatic sweeps of open moorland, gentle and tidy lowlands, criss-crossed with dry stone walls and dotted with picturesque farms and villages, all waiting to be explored! There is no better way of escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life than partaking in some of the most breathtaking, peaceful and remote, guided trail running in the country.

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Our eagerly anticipated 'Forest of Bowland' Trail Running Weekend begins on Friday 1st March. We have options for those needing accommodation, but some runners who live within easy travelling distance will want to kip in their own beds, and that’s fine with us. Either way, if it suits, you’ll be very welcome to join the first of our weekend’s guided runs, an easy 7km off-road route, on Friday afternoon. If you’re stopping in Barrowford, check in, drop your gear off and we’ll hit the trails. Alternatively you can meet up later in the evening for the second: a fantastic 10km head-torch run in Sabden, which is right in the heart of Pendle Witch Country. Post run, we'll head to the fabulous White Hart Pub because we’ll have worked up a good appetite by then.

After a hearty breakfast, Saturday will begin with us taking a short drive to the historical village of Sawley. Once there, we’ll quickly get started with our third run: part one of our marathon adventure. After 21km of cracking trails, we will arrive back in Barrowford. We'll put on a great spread for lunch, then after a short rest, we’ll jump back on the trails to start our fourth run: another fantastic 21km adventure. Before you know it, we'll have completed a full marathon route and arrived back in Sawley. After a swift 'recovery' drink in the Spread Eagle, we'll transport you back. Once back at our accommodation, everyone can freshen up & head to a local restaurant for a well-earned evening meal.

Sunday will see another hearty breakfast, setting us up nicely for the last of our guided trail runs. After a scenic drive, we'll arrive at picturesque Dunsop Bridge for the fifth and final off-road adventure – our 'Journey to the Centre of the UK'.

You can reward yourself for the morning's efforts with a great lunch in the fab Puddleducks cafe before heading off home or coming back to relax at our accommodation*.


Please note: All runs are optional - you can do as much, or as little as you like!


Our accommodation options: (Limited Availability)

  • 1: Single in a king-size bedroom with private en-suite.

  • 2: Single in a double bedroom with private en-suite.

  • 3: Single in a double bedroom with shared bathroom.

  • 4: Single in a triple bedroom with shared bathroom (same gender).


What’s included with accommodation:

  • Two nights' accommodation*

  • Up to five guided trail runs totalling an impressive 70+km.

  • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning.

  • Lunch on Saturday afternoon.

  • Transportation to all locations on Saturday & Sunday.

  • Drinks and snacks on all the runs.

  • An awesome LTR Goodie Bag.

  • *Option to stay a third night F.O.C (Sunday)


Bedroom 1

The magnificent master bedroom boasts a stunning king-size bed. The room has a luxurious en-suite with a hot-tub style bath and a great shower. The room has tea/coffee making facilities, a large screen HDTV with Netflix and strong wifi access.

Single in our king-size bedroom with en-suite and £265


Bedroom 2

This is a beautiful, spacious room with a very comfy double bed. It benefits from a fantastic en-suite with a powerful shower. The room has tea/coffee making facilities, a large screen HDTV with Netflix and strong wifi access.

Single in our double bedroom with en-suite £255


Bedroom 3

Our third bedroom features a great four poster double bed and a separate, shared bathroom. It also has a fantastic view over the adjacent river known as Pendle Water. It has tea/coffee making facilities, a HDTV with Netflix and strong wifi access.

Single in a double bedroom with shared bathroom £235


Bedroom 4

Our triple room has great decor and three cosy, single beds. The room has seating to enjoy a great view out over Barrowford Memorial Park. Tea/coffee making facilities are included, there’s a HDTV with Netflix and strong wifi access.

Single in a triple bedroom with shared bathroom £195 pp (same gender)


Without accommodation:

  • Up to five guided trail runs totalling 70+km.

  • Lunch on Saturday.

  • Drinks and snacks on all the runs.

  • An awesome LTR Goodie Bag.

£125 (Limited Availability)

If you’re choosing this option, we’ll make sure you know all the details of meeting places and times beforehand, and you’ll still have a fantastic experience. Our weekend is all about being social, and that’s why we want you to keep Saturday evening free so we can all enjoy a meal together.


Please note: Places on the weekend will only be available to book after our 15km ‘Weekend Taster’ on Saturday 5th January - please Register for full details. All those who book on our Forest of Bowland Trail Running Weekend will be able to buy a fantastic, framed, multi-picture memento.