Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Cheltenham Jogging


The UK’s most complete Regency town doubles up as an excellent place for a jog. With spacious, leafy boulevards and stunning architecture, runners will be treated to a journey through history as they pass through classical Georgian architecture and grade-2 listed landmark parks.

Boat House Cafe Loop (3.23 miles)

Pitville, considered amongst Cheltenham’s most prestigious areas, is full of rambling gardens, lakes, unique historical buildings and, with flat surfaces, it makes the perfect place for a run. Take the Boat House Cafe Loop for a good look at the town’s foremost landmark, the Pitville Pump Room – largest of the spa buildings in Cheltenham.

Leckhampton Peak Loop (6.61 miles)

A trip to the southside of the town will unlock a more nature-based jogging track. The Leckhampton Peak Loop stretches just over 6-and-a-half miles across roving hills and green vistas to one of Gloucestershire’s most iconic landmarks. Be prepared for rough terrain and elevation.

Since 2021, the Cheltenham Borough Council has been committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by forming a cross-sector collaborative partnership with private companies, charities and volunteer groups across the region. Eco-minded guests at our Strozzi Palace suites can help support the community by eating at one of the many green restaurants, attending a sustainability festival or enjoying a spot of planet-friendly retail therapy.

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Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Edinburgh Jogging


With steep hills, ancient stonework and winding streets, Scotland’s capital city may not strike you as a jogging hotspot but, if you know where to look, there are plenty of tracks to suit runners of any skill level – here are a few to consider.

Arthur’s Seat Circuit (4.7 miles)

If you’re looking to work up a sweat and get a snapshot of the city all in one go, try the Arthur’s Seat Circuit – close to 5 miles of mountain and metropolis that will see you through Holyrood Park and Edinburgh University as well as the peak of the hill itself, where you can gaze out across the city and the ocean beyond.

Water of Leith Odyssey (28 miles)

So named for its range and grandeur, the Water of Leith route is a canal-based path stretching between Leith (located 2-miles north of Edinburgh) and Balerno, a village further afield (8-miles from the city). With a combination of paved/gravel road and a straightforward water-adjacent circuit, you’ll find it easy to stay on track and you won’t be starved of scenery either, with key areas like Colinton Village, Union Canal, Dean Village and more to explore on your way. 

This is a route for the most ardent joggers only, so be certain of your stamina before you take off. Fortunately, you’ll be passing through the city itself so, if you run out of juice before the end, there’s easy access to transport (and plenty of pubs to rest your laurels).

When it comes to sustainability, Edinburgh is comfortably placed amongst the UK’s most advanced cities, due to its pristine air quality, low environmental exposure and emphasis on outdoor parks (almost half of its land mass is comprised of green space). For guests of ByMansley, this presents an opportunity to tie up the laces, hit the trail and enjoy glorious city views without pollution.

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Carbon Neutral Activities & Wellbeing in our Cities – Inverness Jogging

No matter how north you travel, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more scenic jogging city than Inverness. Located just eight miles from Loch Ness, brimming with local landmarks and boasting impeccable street safety, we are proud to encourage our guests to lace them up and hit the track during their stay in the highlands properties.

Inverness Grand Tour (4.4 miles)

If you’re new to the city and want to get a little more familiar, look no further than the Grand Tour circuit, spanning just over 4 miles and covering a number of iconic landmarks, such as Bellefield Park, Ness Islands, Whin Park/Canal Park, the Botanical Gardens and, of course, Inverness Castle.

Caledonian Canal Route South (9.2 miles)

Travel south of the city and feast your eyes on the rolling hills, canal views and mesmeric river formations. At over 9 miles, this is a circuit for experienced joggers with a tolerance for weather (all kinds, inevitably) and time to spare.

The Inverness sustainable tourism strategy is centred on providing visitors to the city with the tools and information to make sustainable choices that allow for enjoyment and free spending, without preventable harm to the environment. This approach is apparent in the variety of transport options, cycle paths and, more recently, a carbon-neutral business improvement district (the first in the UK).

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