High Lodge Guided Trail Run – Mid October

Join us for a 10k guided trail run through the beautiful surroundings of High Lodge in Thetford Forest.

With it’s miles of woodland trails, High Lodge is a perfect location for trail running, and a perfect getaway from the stresses of life. Every trail leads to something different to explore, with endless potential to spot wildlife.

We are really excited to be able to offer guided runs in this fantastic location, and can’t wait to show you around the brilliant trails.


Course Details

This run will be 10k. You will be running over a mixture of terrain, ranging from hard packed tracks to soft forest trails.

What pace will we be running at?

You will be put into a group based on your ability.

All runs are led at a conversational pace, ESCAPE trails events are about taking in the scenery and enjoying the trails, not racing. Please be aware that you may not be the slowest person in your group, and you may need to run at a slower pace than normal.

What’s included?

A fully qualified and experienced Run Leader to guide you around on trails.

Different paced groups based on ability.


There is plenty of parking at High Lodge. For attendees parking will be charged at £3 for 2 hours, or £5 for the day (usually £12), a code for this will be given to attendees on the day.

What will I need?

We will be running on a variety of terrain from hard-packed tracks, to single track trails through woods. Trail shoes would be recommended, but road shoes will be OK if that is all you have.

Waterproof jacket and depending on the weather sun cream

Water/drinks and as many snacks as you think you’ll need.

Most importantly a willingness to enjoy the trails and have fun.

Other things to do at High Lodge?

There are plenty of facilities and activities at High Lodge for once you’ve finished your run, including bike trails and a Cafe.

Please read ESCAPE trails T&C’s

If you are showing symptoms of coronavirus, or under self isolation rules, please do not attend this event. If after attending this event you show symptoms of coronavirus, please contact us immediately, so that we can make the other attendees aware.

Hourly Schedule


8:45 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:30
Guided Trail Run
10:30 - 10:45
Optional cool down and stretching
*Finish times are estimated and will depend on the pace of your group


17 10 21


9:00 am - 11:00 am




High Lodge
Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF


ESCAPE trails


Marianne Page
Marianne Page
This was an amazing experience!! All fears were laid to rest with the friendly team at escape trails. A beautiful route. Being guided meant that there was no risk of getting lost!! Having fuelling stations made things easier and any additional kit close by just in case, even the weather was kind. Would definitely recommend Thank you Neil and Hannah
stephen bullard
stephen bullard
Really good run along the river from Trowse. Good and clear communication prior to the event. On the day , Neil looks after you and nothing is too much trouble. If you have the chance, take on one of the events, you will not regret it.
Oliver Taylor
Oliver Taylor
Well organised event, great group of people. Made to feel welcome. If you're looking for a friendly and inclusive way to run long distance with great routes Escape Trails is the a great option.
Charles Ballardini
Charles Ballardini
I had a wonderful experience on their 10k guided run through Thetford Forest. I 100% recommend!
John Field
John Field
I accompanied Neil and Hannah for a relaxed, sociable run through Thetford Forest (10k). It was slickly arranged (clear email communication) and a great way to meet some new people and break some fresh trails. Highly recommended!
John Crowley
John Crowley
Really well planned, interesting routes, run at a casual, inclusive pace. Lovely people and very reasonable pricing.
Melanie Falconer
Melanie Falconer
Great 10k trail run, very friendly guides and group, lovely route and lots of fun. Deffo recommend!
Claire Biddick
Claire Biddick
Great company and excellent route mapped through Thetford Forest. I would highly recommend and look forward to exploring more trails :-)
Martin Edwards
Martin Edwards
Had a great time running through Thetford. Would recommend to anyone. Easy paced and will be going on another run with them as soon as I can get the time :)
Rowena Middleton
Rowena Middleton
Extremely friendly and chilled lot. Neil and Hannah are very lovely and this reflects on the business and the run. Communication prior to the run was really thorough with all relevant info to help you be at ease. I completed my first ever ultra distance as I ran the Boudicca Way with the gang and I had so much fun! The pace was sociable. I couldn’t recommend ESCAPE trails enough you’ll have a blast! I definitely want to run with this lot again : )