If you want to explore and don't have a means to get out, is there someone you can share a lift with? And can you park up at a starting point that’s closest to you?
In terms of kit, think about what you’d like to do. Are you using it for one purpose, or do you need it to be more versatile? For example, the running shoes you’ll need for running the trails will differ to those made for road running.
If you’re planning a training run, instead of driving to the nearest mountains, why not try and find some new routes in your local area?
Another tip is to make sure you have the right kit that's durable and good quality. If it's not good quality, you might end up replacing it a few months down the line, whereas something else could last a long time and really be worth the investment.