Video: Fell Running with Trail Runner Ricky Gates

In the U.K., fell running involves heading out into the hills and mountains to take to the trails that are found in the remote places there. It is an ancient practice that is believed to stretch back to the 11th century, which of course steeps it in legend and tradition.

For this video, American trail runner Ricky Gates traveled to Northern England to experience fell running for himself. What he found was an experience that is very different from just taking to trail and going for a run back home. Here, history, culture, and legend all come together on trails that have existed for hundreds of years, creating a sense of wonder along the way.