Run epic trails, meet inspirational runners and take your running to the next level

Love Trails festival: Combining the best of trail running and music festivals


Set on the stunning Dorset coastline, join us for a weekend of trail running, live music, new friendships, camping, post-run parties & inspirational speakers!

Check the below for a lowdown of what’s happening at the festival this year!


2017 Speakers

2017 Speakers

Inspirational Speakers

James Poole

Ultra Runner & Co-Founder, Advent Running


Ultra Runner & Co-Founder, Advent Running 


Charles Sproson

Creator/Race Director of the Lakes Sky Ultra & Head of Mountain Run


Performance & Clinical Dietitian



Elise Downing

 Writer. Runner, Speaker & Dedicated Cake Eater


GB Ultra-trail Runner & Outdoor Journalist

Doug Wilson

Founder, Kundalini Running

(1st person to complete 7 competitive marathons on the 7 continents in under 7 days)

Greg Drach

Co-founder, London Midnight Runners

Sorrell Walsh

Co-founder & Crew Leader, WMN RUN

Danny Bent

Founder, Project Awesome

Aleks Kashefi

1st person to run across Europe, from North to South

Olivia Ross-Hurst

GB Athlete, Personal Trainer and Run Leader

Trail Running Adventures

Trail Running Adventures

5km - 60km Guided Trail Running Adventures


At the festival there will numerous different run options which are all included in the general ticket price. The trail running will be aimed at all levels of runners with different pace groups and multiple distances to choose from each day. You can pick as many or as few as you'd like!


More details on the Running page

2017 Workshops

2017 Workshops

In-Depth Workshops


nutrition for Female Athletes

Renee McGregor
BSc(Hons) PGDip(Diet) RD PgCert (Sportsnutr) SENr
Performance & Clinical Dietitian

Navigation for Runners

Charles Sproson
Founder at Mountain Run & Founder and
Race Director at Lakes Sky Ultra


HOW to SUCCESSFULLY Train for and race the UTMB

Damian Hall
GB Ultra-Trail Runner & Adventure Journalist

+ more workshops listed on our Workshops page

Music and Dancing

Music and Dancing


Live Music, DJs & Post-Run Parties


With a proper stage and massive sound-system, Love Trails Festival will take the post run after party up several gears..

Subscribe for updates on bands and DJs as and when we confirm artists -- with a full line-up to be announced later in the Spring.


Join the Community

Join the Community

The Finest Trail and Ultra Films


The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival is an annual international film tour that brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world.

We are proud to be hosting a screening at Love Trails Festival 2017!

Check out the trailer below for a taste of what to expect:




Photos From the 2016 Festival



Love Trails epitomised everything I love about adventure: exploring wild landscapes, pushing my physical limits, surrounded by nature, sleeping under the stars, campfires, great food, great ale and meeting lots of inspiring people. 10/10
— Chris Millar
Breathtaking scenery, amazing running trails, awesome friends, a chilled lake, soothing hot showers, great BBQ - a superbly well organized and fantastic weekend!
— Johan Stausland
Lovetrails combines the best of trail running, with the best of a festival, with the best of the British countryside. I came out a better runner, and with new friends which is as much as anyone could ask for in a weekend. See you in 2017!
— David Altabev
Thanks again for a brilliant weekend, it was well and truly awesome.
— Tomás O'Hanlon
The Love Trails weekender was a breath of fresh air, literally! I enjoyed so much escaping away to the countryside for a couple of nights with a great bunch of like minded people. Cosying up around the campfire at night to listen to inspiring talks from a variety of people about how they fit adventure into their lives was the perfect end to an exhausting but exhilarating day out on the trails. The whole weekend left me wanting more of the same - I’m already looking forward to next year.
— Heather Campbell
One of the best weekends of the year! It was a blast to spend it with fellow runners, explore some beautiful trails, inspire each other and party. Phenomenal location, great organisation and fantastic vibes - that’s what the Love Trails Festival was all about. See you next year!
— Greg Drach
The Love Trails Festival was an incredible experience. George and Theo did a brilliant job organising the event, meaning that all we had to worry about was rocking up! The runs were challenging and rewarding, the company was welcoming and inspiring - can’t wait for next year.
— David Newton
If you like great company, great landscape and great running the Love Trails Festival will be right up your street! Campfires by night and trails by day makes for a great weekend, all whilst surrounded by people who love running and adventure just as much as you! Can’t wait for the next one.
— James Holt
I must tell you the Love Trail Weekender was the highlight of my year. One of the most spectacular trails in the UK, incredibly special people, super organized with a few unexpected extras like the inspiring talks around the campfire. I’ve done a lot of camping, trailrunning, hiking in my life and if I would take all good memories from all those trips, it felt like this Love Trails Weekender had all of them.
— Daniel Varga

The organisers

The organisers

Contact the organisers


Theo Larn-Jones


George Restall