What's great about this run?

Canicross runner Bradenham Bolt 10k

Held on 7 October 2018, the Bradenham Bolt is a challenging 10k trail run with hills, thrills and obstacles. The National Trust Ranger team brings you a challenging but fun 10k off-roader through the beautiful Chilterns countryside near West Wycombe. Canicross welcome.

Beautiful countryside

Designed by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts. This 10k trail meanders along leaf-lined tracks through glorious beech woodland, emerging onto wildflower meadows with stunning valley views. The Chiltern Countryside Ranger team spend their days looking after the chalk grassland, trees and footpaths of the Bradenham Estate and are keen to share the results of their work.

Bring your dog for a run

Off-road running with your dog (Canicross) is a growing sport. The enthusiasm of your own furry personal trainer is infectious and it’s a great way to keep you and your dog fit. You need a proper harness to participate in the Bradenham Bolt – a waistbelt attached by a 2m bungee line to a padded dog harness. You can find these online or get a bespoke fit.

" Super tough but wonderful atmosphere and such lovely countryside"
- HB

Warm welcome, bring your friends and family 

The Chiltern Countryside Rangers are a friendly bunch and hope to see family, friends and local people coming along to the Bradenham Bolt. There’s plenty to see and do whilst the runners head off into the woods. Hot drinks, bacon sandwiches and fresh-baked goods from the will keep spirits high. Children can tick off some of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’, toast some marshmallows on a camp fire or try out their own sporting skills in the meadow.

Help look after the Bradenham Estate

When you enter the Bradenham Bolt, you’re helping the Rangers look after this Special Area of Conservation. Rare plants found on the Bradenham Estate include Juniper trees, orchids and nationally scarce butterflies such as the Small Blue and Duke of Burgundy. The woodland needs constant maintenance and even the hedgerows and field margins need looking after for hares and birds like skylarks whose twittering song can be heard in the fields. 

Don’t take our word for it

" Great event, really well organised and marshalled, will definitely run again"
- KE