Anna Paxton is a Mountain Runner, Writer and Film Producer specialising in outdoor and adventure content.


I'm an ultra runner, writer and film producer working freelance across a variety of roles in the outdoor industry. In 2020 I became Co-Director for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, along with founder Matt Heason. I'm Producer at Salt Street Productions, and an author for Vertebrate Publishing.

My first guide book, Day Walks East Anglia is out now, and I'm currently writing my second. I've written for the BMC's Summit Magazine, Sidetracked and Red Bull Adventure among others. As Producer at Salt Street I made a six part viral mini-series for BBC Sport in 2019, produced the video content for The Outdoor City and Visit Britain’s international Adventure Breaks campaign in 2018, and spent most of 2017 producing a six part urban sports series for Channel 4.

I'm a keen fell and trail runner, completing ultra marathons in the Alps and USA as well as closer to home, including the V3k (Welsh 3000s). Born and bred in Sheffield, I'm embedded in Sheffield’s outdoor community, and with Stanage Edge just a short run from my doorstep, I'm especially knowledgeable about the Peak District.