Sports at Gibside

Runner at a National Trust site

At Gibside, a 600 acre gym awaits you. With its gorgeous gardens and stunning surroundings, the backdrop here is pretty unbeatable. So how can you get involved?

Well, not only do we have a weekly sports offer, this historic garden also plays host to some pretty challenging one-off events.

Plus, every second Saturday of the month, we host a Sports night in the pub. Come along and enjoy some healthy competition (we can't be responsible for any disagreements) as we play skittles, table tennis and more.

 

Special events coming up

Orienteer running at a National Trust site

Gibside Challenge, Friday 15 September

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). Waves start from 6pm, £20 Adult £10 child Family £50 (4 people of same family and address) Groups of 5 or more £15 per person (must book at the same time), If you'd like to book a place or two, please ring 01207 541820.

Visitors running at a National Trust site

Fruitbowl race, Sunday 5 November

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, starts from 9.30am. Booking is essential, so please do book: http://www.blackhillbounders.com. (Race entry is £17 with UKA runners discounted to £15.)

Regular running and sports groups

Cycling to Gibside

While there aren't the right surfaces to cycle around Gibside itself, lots of people enjoy cycling to Gibside. Once you get here, park up your ride and enjoy a free tea when you buy a snack.

Group cycling through an avenue of trees

Cycling to Gibside

Want to join other cyclists to get here? Well, in partnership with Newcastle County Council, British Cycling and HSBC UK have some scheduled in. Sunday 30 July: Newcastle - 2 Valleys to Gibside - 19 mile ride. Sunday 06 August: Newcastle - Gibside Loop - 24 mile ride. Sunday 27 August: Newcastle - 2 Valleys to Gibside - 19 mile ride. Sunday 1 October: Newcastle - Gibside Loop - 24 mile ride. Sunday 22/10/2017 Newcastle - 2 Valleys to Gibside - 19 mile ride.