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Best places to train for an Ultra in the North East

The North East of England is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in the UK, making it an ideal location for ultra runners to train.


Northumberland National Park


Northumberland National Park is a vast area of unspoiled wilderness that's perfect for ultra runners looking for a challenge. The park offers a variety of terrains, from rolling hills to steep mountains, and is home to several long-distance trails, including the Pennine Way and Hadrian's Wall Path.


Northumberland National Park Sign


Kielder Water and Forest Park


Kielder Water and Forest Park is the largest man-made forest in England, offering over 250 miles of trails for runners to explore. The terrain is varied, with flat paths, rolling hills, and challenging climbs, making it an excellent location for ultra training.


Durham Dales


The Durham Dales is a stunning area of natural beauty that's perfect for long-distance running. The area offers a mix of terrain, including hills, moors, and valleys, and is home to several long-distance trails, such as the Weardale Way and Teesdale Way.


North Yorkshire Moors


The North Yorkshire Moors is a vast expanse of heather-covered hills and deep valleys that offers some of the most challenging terrain in the UK. The area is home to several long-distance trails, including the Cleveland Way and the Lyke Wake Walk.


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