Two East Devon coastal paths have claimed spots among the top 10 most picturesque running trails in the UK.

Both the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path received high praise for their natural beauty and unique routes, ideal for runners seeking remarkable views.

The chart compiling the top 10 was created by the experts at Wynsors.

Each attraction received a 'picturesque score' out of 100 based on metrics such as Instagram hashtags, TikTok views and TripAdvisor reviews.

The Jurassic Coast, famed for its breathtaking natural beauty and rich heritage, secured second place.

Its trails stretch across 95 picturesque miles, perfect for runners needing a dose of natural beauty to stick to their fitness goals.

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Further down the rankings, the South West Coast Path, spanning Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, was also listed.

An inspired trail for race enthusiasts and casual joggers alike, it provides runners with a different perspective of the county's stunning coastal scenery.

Wynsors noted that 57 per cent of UK adults planned to exercise more and improve their health in 2023, an increase from 50 per cent in the previous year.

Top 10 most picturesque running trails in the UK

  1. Arthur’s Seat - Edinburgh
  2. Jurassic Coast - Dorset & Devon
  3. Lake Windermere - Cumbria
  4. Causeway Coast - Antrim & Londonderry
  5. Hadrian’s Wall - Northumberland & Cumbria
  6. West Highland Way - Glasgow & The Highlands
  7. Southwest Coast Path - Somerset, Devon, Cornwall & Dorset
  8. Epping Forest - Essex
  9. Wales Coast Path - Chester & Chepstow
  10. Windsor Great Park - Berkshire & Surrey

However, a separate survey shows that around 21 per cent failed to keep to their goals past January.

By showcasing the country's most scenic running routes, the firm hopes to inspire more Brits to get out and about in order tokeep their running resolutions for 2024.

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