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.

Happy New Year. Our next run is 22nd January 6:30pm – Station Road/Lower Carpark, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9AW

Kevin is local to the area and is leader with a mixture of footpaths, a few pavements and country lanes. Just shy of 7 miles.

Maps and directions –

Lower Car Park/Station Road, Bovey Tracey,Newton  Abbot TQ13 9AW

Best way to describe the way is from Drum Bridges roundabout follow signs for Bovey Tracey (left hand lane) along ‘Bovey Straights’ past BP garage and then Coop/Texaco garage to roundabout, take 3rd turn into Newton Road, turn right at the T-junction at the bottom and the carpark is just 100m or so on the right before the little bridge and Zebra/pedestrian crossing


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

Running in the Group is undertaken at your own risk.


Mark and Steve