You might be familiar with Gibside as a place for a gentle stroll, a cream tea or a bit of bird-watching, but did you know we're a great place to try out more active outdoor pursuits too?
We've teamed up with Sports England to offer you a range of exciting ways to get sporty at Gibside - from running and cycling to prambles, volley ball and much more...
Gibside Marathon Relay - Saturday 10th October 12pm
In teams of 5, can you take on Gibside? Gibside Marathon is a team orientated event designed to test your strength and grit. Each runner will complete one lap to complete a relay Gibside grounds.
Meet in the Market place, it's £50 per team (£10 per person). Please note the grounds are not flat - 01207 541820 to book.
19th Gibside Fruitbowl Trail Race - Sunday 18 October, 9.30am
This scenic six mile course is one lap taking you past Gibside's landmarks and through the wider estate. Like a challenge? Then this could be for you!
A friendly running group for beginners. Tues & Thurs 6.30pm, meet at Blaydon Walk in Centre.
Beat your previous time every Saturday at 9am. Its free, register with parkrun for a bar code.
Whether you walk or jog, beat your personal best at 9.15am every Sunday on 2 or 5km. Free entry.
Cycling to Gibside
You can't cycle around Gibside but you can cycle to us. We offer our thanks to cyclists for coming car free...
This picturesque disused railway line on Gibside's doorstep is a great easy family cycle ride or a long dis...
Sky Ride Newcastle & Gateshead offer organised sociable bike rides from the city to Gibside.
Tuesdays at 10am - 11am
Are you looking to get a little gentle exercise with your baby?
Book & join our 'pramblers' exploring Gibside on pushchair friendly routes and relax afterwards in our cafe for a coffee, cake and chat.
Please note this is only suitable for babies over 6 weeks old.
Long bow archery was one of 18th century aristocrats' favourite pastimes. Today we're rekindling this historic sport with a unique Gibside have-a-go kids archery game, which we roll out on selected dates every school holiday and a partnership with the Borders Archery Club for traditional long bow competitions several times each year.
Did you know that the once polluted river Derwent which flows along Gibside's boundary is now one of the North East's best wild trout rivers? The fishing rights are held by the Axwell Park & Derwent Valley Angling Association. They always welcome new members, both beginners and the more experienced, so why not get in touch to find out more?