Our beginners running group warm up with an inspiring backdrop! © NT / Gibside

Our beginners running group warm up with an inspiring backdrop!

Get active at Gibside

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...

Up and coming runs

Night Run - Friday 13 February 2015, 6pm
Part of a new national series of night time trail running events, run a 2km or 6km route. £7 - £17.50, book online with the link below

Other runs will be happening in 2015. Watch this space for more details

Running at Gibside

Cycling to Gibside


Mondays at 1.30pm & Tuesdays at 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.

Discover orienteering

There's no better way to explore Gibside's lesser trodden paths and hidden highlights than by trying our orienteering challenge. Bring a compass, ask for our special orienteering map at visitor reception and search for the orienteering markers scattered across the estate.

Try archery

The Gibside Bows compete in an archery competition like in Georgian times

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.

Go fish!

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?