Get moving at this outdoor gym
You might be familiar with Gibside as a place for a gentle stroll, a yummy scone or a spot of bird-watching, but we also think it's quite possibly one of the best gyms around.
With its gorgeous gardens and stunning surroundings, the backdrop here is pretty unbeatable.
There's over 600 acres, so you're not short of space. Plus, if it's not quiet it's only the bird song you can hear. We have a weekly sports offer (details are below) or alternatively, we have one-off events, some are quite challenging if you're up for it?...
If you quite fancy the Great North Run, we might be able to help. We've got two tickets to this awesome North East event to give away. So how can you get your hands on them? Well, every Saturday morning at parkrun and Sunday morning at Great Run Local we're going to be selling raffle tickets for £2, and the prize is a Great North Run space.
The funds will go towards conserving the avenue road.
Special events coming up
Gibside challenge - Friday 15 September, waves start from 6pm
For the first time, right here in this gorgeous 18th century estate we're hosting an obstacle fun run. The obstacles? A hail bail climb, scramble nets, tunnels, rope climb, mud pit (skip).
The route? From the walled garden, past the orangery, via the hollow walk, to the monument, round past the octagon pond and the stables. Continue on down through west wood past strawberry castle and into the market place to cross the finishing line. Phew.
If you'd like to book a place or two, please ring 01207 541820.
Fruitbowl race - Sunday 5 November, from 9.30am
A scenic and challenging 6 mile run through Gibside's parkland taking on the hills. A brilliant way to test yourself and enjoy the scenery. BE, enter here.