Our Wednesday night runs are the essence of the pureTRAIL philosophy. Predominantly, our wet and muddy trainers touch the road only when we are having to cross it!

Our Wednesday evenings are quite simply a gathering of like-minded runners escaping to the hills for an hour or so.. whatever the weather.. It’s ‘us time’, as well as ‘me time’. It’s revitalising, invigorating and motivational.. there’s plenty of ‘trail talk’, advice on running, generally, as well as what’s going on around the country, and locally, race-wise..   It’s fun..

Each Wednesday evening, at 6.30pm, we meet at a different location around the southern fringes of Dartmoor. All newcomers are very welcome, all abilities, and will join a very positive, happy bunch of trail runners. In recent weeks we have had new runners from, Teign Valley, Exeter and Plymouth. So just turn up, or preferably let us know via our contact page here or our facebook page – pureTrail Running Group

We have been running every Wednesday evening on Dartmoor since April 2015, with between 5-20 runners of varying speeds and abilities. The distance is usually about 6-7 miles.

WEDNESDAY 21st August 6:30pm – Whiteworks Carpark, near Princetown

With the Big Day Out looming on Saturday we would like help and support to take water supplies to our Water Station.

It is 1.8 miles from the carpark to the location and we have planned a further 6+ mile route including visiting Ditsworthy Warren (location used for a farm in the film War Horse). If it is foggy it may be a sprint session on the Hessary Track 😂

If you could help it would be appreciated and please a backpack/rucksack. The track to the location is straightforward with only one slight hill. Obviously, we will take it easy for those 1.8 miles. Likely weight to carry would be 5-10kg unless you feel strong on the night!

Thanks in advance

Mark and Steve

Directions – From Plymouth/Merrivale arrive with The Plume of Feathers pub on your right, go over the roundabout and turn right next to the Fox Tor Cafe, continuing approx 1.5 miles, looking for the carpark.on your right.

From Ashburton/Moretonhampstead turn left when close to the roundabout (50 yards before) signed for Tor Royal Farm. When you see Tor Royal Farm turn right around the bend and continue about a mile.

Before the carpark there are a couple of locations on the right where you can also park and wander 100m further to the carpark, where we will start running towards Nuns Farm.

Use Google Maps 50.5202911, -3.9705877

Please wear the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Trail shoes are required as the ground is always uneven.

Running in the Group is undertaken at your own risk.

Mark and Steve