parkrun touristing

Since starting to parkrun in 2013, as well as enjoying the local parkruns, I have enjoyed visiting parkruns further afield.

Ringing the pb bell at Tring- my first visit there was set as a course pb so they told me it would count!

I tend to post about each new one I visit, so the links are (will be) included here. Ones I am planning on visiting won’t have links just yet. As I have been to some more than once I’ve put them in alphabetical and not chronological order. As I have been trying to complete all of the Hertfordshire ones I have put Herts by those ones to keep track.

Aldenham  Herts

Ally Pally

Amager Fælled in Copenhagen


Aylesbury  as a last minute decision

Barclay Herts (in Hoddeston)

Bartley Park (Southampton-for the Wilson Index)

Bevendean Down (Brighton)

Black Park


Brighton and Hove


Bury Field (Milton Keynes)

Bushy pilgrimage

Cannon Hill (Birmingham)

Canons Park

Cassiobury Herts (Watford)

Castle Park Herts (Bishop’s Stortford)

Central parkrun, Burnaby (Vancouver in Canada)- a fab start to our holiday


Church Mead for my 300th parkrun)

Clapham Common

Clermont Waterfront in Florida to reclaim my USA badge

Clover Point (on Vancouver Island in Canada) earning my Pirates badge

Colwick for the second run of a NYDD

Crissy Field (San Francisco)- sadly now closed

Dietenbach (Germany)

Dinton Pastures on the way to Bath Christmas markets

Dunstable Downs

Durham (Pink Panther!)

East Brighton

Eastleigh (near Southampton)

Eastville (Bristol)

Edinburgh parkrun 

Ekebergsletta (Oslo) for my Cowell!

Ellenbrook Fields (my other local one) Hertshere is the link to the first time I ran there– Sadly now closed

Finsbury Park (getting lost from the station)

Forest Rec (in Nottingham)

Fulham Palace

Gadebridge (in Hemel) Herts

Gedling (Nottingham)  for the first of a NYDD

Gladstone (parkwalking with a friend)

Great Denham to complete Stay in Beds


Gunpowder for the final tourism of 2018

Hampstead Heath- lots of hills!



Hatfield Forest (sadly now closed)

Heartwood Forest (close to St Albans) Herts (now closed but the event team started up Jersey Farm parkrun which is very close by)

Henlow Bridge Lakes for my 250th parkrun!

Heslington (York)

Highbury Fields

Holyrood parkrun- a destination parkrun for sure

Houghton Hall (Dunstable)

Hove Prom (Brighton)

Irchester Country parkrun to complete my UK alphabet!

Itchen Valley Country

Jersey Farm parkrun  (Herts)

Killarney House (Ireland)

Kingdom parkrun (Kent) and meeting a parkrun legend

Leavesden (Herts

Lee-On-The-Solent for my 350th parkrun!

Letchworth (Herts)

Linford Wood (Milton Keynes)

Lordship Recreation Ground

Lowestoft– my first parkrun back after the pause

Luton Wardown


Medina IOW (Isle of Wight)

Mile End

Millennium Country

Milton Keynes 28:32 position 200 for my 200th parkrun!

Monsal Trail

Netley Abbey (in Storm Dennis)

Northala Fields  (and the cool spiral)

Oak Hill

Ormeau (Belfast)

Panshanger Herts (my most local one now- that is a link to their first birthday as I can’t find the post about the first one)


Poolbeg (Dublin- getting extremely lost and only just making it there)

Portobello (Edinburgh)

Portsmouth Lakeside

Preston Park (Brighton)

Prospect (Reading)

Pymmes- ticking off my NENDY

Queen Elizabeth


Rickmansworth Herts 

Roding Valley

Rushmere (Bucks)

Rushmoor (Aldershot)

South Oxhey Herts (near Watford)



St Albans Herts (my first post where my love of parkrun began)

Stevenage Herts 

Swindon  (now called Lydiard)

Sunny Hill

The Pastures (Alnwick) for 3/4 of a Cowell (my 75th different event)


Tring Herts Sadly this has now closed permanently

Tøyen (Oslo in Norway)

Upton Court  on a fairly flat pretty two lapped route, one more letter ticked off

Valentine’s  two laps of a park on a hot day, ticking off more alphabet letters

Wendover Woods (my 50th parkrun venue)

Westmill Herts (close to Ware) 

Wimbledon Common

Wimpole Estate (National Trust between Royston and Cambridge)




Zuiderpark (Netherlands) to complete my parkrun alphabet!

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