Kevin and I are based in the Surrey Hills and I cannot imagine having a more enjoyable running ‘playground’ right on our doorstep.
A 422km² Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Surrey Hills has three long distance paths running through it (the North Downs Way, the Greensand Way and the Pilgrim’s Way) and its summit, Leith Hill, is the highest point in south-east England.
Autumn is always a special time of year, with frosty mornings and the changing colour of the leaves. Running straight up Leith Hill is a good way to warm up and the reward is always a breathtaking view across the Weald. Sometimes it is a little harder to get out for an afternoon run as the temperatures drop and the nights draw in. That is when I encourage myself out of the door with the promise of lighting the toasty wood-burning stove on my return!