Lily Dyu

Author, journalist & trail runner

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Lily Dyu

Author, journalist & trail runner



Mountain Of The Spirit

At 4,000m, the sun was penetrating, loosening rock and ice. Gleaming chains of peaks ran in every direction and faded into the horizon. Above me, a raptor floated on thermals, silhouetted against the blue, whilst below me, glacial lakes were turquoise gems set into the platinum landscape. In the silence, I could hear my heart pounding. Link to Story

Look no Further

Cape Wrath is the end of the road if you're heading North-West - in fact it's beyond the end. For Lily Dyu and other runners seeking a challenge it's dream destination. But be warned, you may like it so much you never leave.
Scotland Outdoors Link to Story

Dolomite Sprint

It's La Dolce Vita for trail-runners and mountain lovers on a fastpacking break in the Italian Dolomites
Ultra Magazine Link to Story


A three day fastpacking adventure around Knoydart - the Rough Bounds - Britain's last wilderness
Like the Wind magazine Link to Story

Chinese English

“Well, you don’t see many Oriental girls on bikes, just like you don’t see many black men fishing!”. Michelle wept with laughter, repeating what an old man had said about me in a village shop, where we’d stopped to buy chocolate."
The Ride Journal Link to Story

Lily Dyu’s Run Across England

Following in Wainwright’s footsteps through the best of England’s trail- and fell-running country. Editor's Note: This is the third installment of a mini-series on about women running multi-day adventures on the trails. See part I, a Q&A with Jo Meek, or part II, a Q&A with Christine Hägglund.
Trail Runner Link to Story

Himalayan High

It was a journey of physical challenges and self-discovery for Lily Dyu, as she raced around the world's eighth-highest mountain
Women's Running Link to Story

Whisky, wildlife and wild, empty glens

Lily Dyu took part in the inaugural 'Run up the Highlands' trip in the autumn of 2012. Organised by the Running the Highlands team, this was a multi day run of 122 miles from near Perth, to the coast at Spey Bay, following a beautiful, but tough route north through the Angus Glens, Cairngorm and Speyside. Link to Story


Lily Dyu

I'm an author and freelance journalist with a deep love for the natural world, mountains and wild places. My journeys have taken me from footpaths on the Welsh hills, to running around Manaslu, the world's eighth highest mountain.

My first children's book 'Fantastic Female Adventurers' will be published October 2019 by Shrine Bell. I am also the author of 'Fastpacking: Multi-day Running Adventures' and 'Brecon Beacons Trail Running'. My writing is featured in the anthology - Waymaking - words and art inspired by adventure, landscape and wilderness.

Please feel free to drop me an email if you'd like to discuss a project.



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