Our Venue, The Heart of England Forest
Middle Spernal Farm, Spernal Lane, Alcester. B49 6JE
GPS Coordinates: 52-15-15.59 N, 1-51-28.89 W
The Heart of England Forest started with a simple vision: to plant, protect and preserve a huge broadleaf forest – a place of tranquility and natural beauty that’s open to anyone and planted with the help and support of everyone.
And, as the forest grows, so do the possibilities. There are plans for off-road bike tracks, woodland play areas, camping, and a café.
But for now, it provides us with the most awesome trail running venue!
Our 10km route winds through newly planted trees on relatively flat ground before hitting the first climb at about 4km. You are then taken along the ridge-line which offers stunning views of the whole course before diving up again into mature woodland. A long descent follows as the course opens out, before two more smaller climbs take you back to the transition area.