We created Love Trails Festival because we wanted an event that combined trail running, with the best outdoor adventures, with the things we love most about music festivals. The collective euphoria of watching a live band play on a big festival stage... The runner's high & feeling of pure joy from running trails or jumping into the sea. These are experiences we wanted to bring together into one magic & totally unique weekend.
Love Trails Festival is the perfect balance of trail running, adventure, music & wellbeing!
Trail running at Love Trails Festival takes place on the trails and coastal paths of the Gower Peninsula, the UK's first designated & protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Strictly non-competitive, (aside from the Beer Mile there are no races at LTF) the trail running at Love Trails Festival is social, fun & all about having the best running experience possible! You can join Guided Trail Runs (or "GTRs" for short), Marked Course Trail Runs, Just Show Up Running Experiences or Extra Adventures across the weekend. With dozens of runs scheduled, starting around 5km all the way up to ultra-marathons, there really is something for everyone.
Read more about how the trail running at Love Trails Festival works on our FAQ page.
Adventure is at the beating heart of the Love Trails Festival experience. Jumping into the sea, running further than you ever have done before, paddling to a secret beach, or learning how to abseil from one the best rock climbing spots in South Wales! Whether you want to get your adrenalin pumping, or go on a gentler exploration... You'll find an adventure waiting for you around every corner at Love Trails.
Run to Wild Swim, trail running from the festival site to Broughton Bay, is one of the most popular adventure experiences at Love Trails Festival.
To enhance your weekend at Love Trails even further, optionally, you can also book onto adventure activities like Run to Coasteering, Run to Sea Kayaking, Run to Paragliding, Run to Surf & Run to SUP! (These launch in spring/summer 2023 and cost a bit extra)
At Love Trails Festival, music is a key ingredient in creating an unforgettable experience. From chilled acoustic sets in the castle, to lively performances on the main stage, our carefully curated lineup of musicians & DJs will keep you entertained throughout the weekend. You'll discover emerging artists, dance to electric DJ sets and sing along to headline acts. In between runs and adventures, enjoy the festival vibe and let the music take you away!
Love Trails Festival is not just about running, music and outdoor adventures, it's also about taking care of yourself, recovering well & feeling at your very best. Our wellness activities are designed to nourish your mind, body and soul. Take part in yoga sessions, meditation classes, mobility, ice bath, breathwork classes and so much more. Enjoy nutritious meals from our food vendors, or learn how to cook healthy meals at our cooking workshops. Our wellness activities are designed to help you recharge and feel your best, so you can fully embrace the Love Trails experience all weekend long!
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"Simply the friendliest, most scenic, chilled, fun-filled, loved-up, work-hard-play-hard, spotlessly clean and feel-good festival I've ever been to. Thank you to all the LT team and support crews, you were magical. xoxo"
"Genuinely the best festival we've ever been to - every little thing was considered, it was expertly organised and enough things to do to last a week!! it was an inspiring atmosphere and a safe, comfortable and crazy fun environment. Literally couldn't recommend it any higher. High five you geniuses!"
"Love Trails Festival was absolutely brilliant, the trail running was world class but this is so much more than a running festival, it's a collection of people who want to embrace all forms of outdoor exercise and immerse themselves in nature whilst also having a few beers, racing beer miles and dancing into the night."