Thorpeness is a small village, lying to the North of Aldeburgh and South of Dunwich. Some say it's almost like fairytale village. In 1910 Stuart Ogilvie bought the hamlet and turned it into a private holiday village, building mock Tudor houses just to the edge of the famous Meare.

Things to See and Do

Thorpeness Meare is possibly the most dominant feature within the village, it's an artificially created boating lake with tiny islands themed on Peter Pan "Wendy's Island". Hiring a boat is the perfect activity for a lazy or energetic afternoon, depending on how quickly you fancy exploring the many islands. Towering over the Meare is the famous "House in the Clouds",  a Grade II listed building and now a holiday home that is suspended in the air. It was originally built as a water tower and the water tank at the top was disguised in a mock-Tudor style fashion in keeping with the rest of Thorpeness. Keep an eye out for this building whilst running on the trails, you can't miss it. There's also an 18-hole golf course and a Country Club with tennis facilities which hosts events all year round.

Trail Running

The Thorpeness trails are plentiful and from this small village it's possible to run various paths to both the North and South which take you in the directions of Dunwich and Aldeburgh. We can provide guided trail running along the old railway line towards Aldeburgh, along the beach and through woodland as you head out towards the famous Minsmere Nature Reserve or across tracks and fields as we head West towards Aldringham, Knodishall or Snape Maltings.

Guided Running in Thorpeness

Aldeburgh's next door neighbour Thorpeness boasts easy access onto both woodland and coastal trails. There's something for everyone and lots of running to be explored. Our guided runs are tailored to your requirements. Just let us know your running ability and distance that you wish to cover - everything else will be taken care of for you. Get in touch to kick start your Aldeburgh running experience and discover some brilliant running routes.

Choose your adventure

Our Trail Runs are for runners of all abilities. We're constantly adding dates and new adventures, so check back regularly.

Rendlesham Forest
3hrs - 12km / 7 miles

Trail Running

Your introduction to the world of trail running!

Framlingham Castle
35km / 22 miles

Castle to Castle

A guided run between two Suffolk castles!

Night Running
1-2hrs - 10km / 6 miles

Night Running

See the Trails in a different light!

Intro to Ultra
5hrs - 20km / 12miles

Intro to Ultra

All you need to prepare for an Ultra Marathon

Start your trail running adventure today.