Discover the Beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with Autumn Trail Run in Support of Hospice

Local runners are being invited to pull on their trainers for a charity trail running event that takes in parts of the Bolton Abbey Estate not usually accessible to the public.   

Run Bolton Abbey, sponsored by Midgely Motors, returns for the fifth year on Sunday 13 November, with hundreds of runners taking on various distances on the beautiful paths, tracks and woodland trails of the picture-perfect estate.

The event will raise much-needed funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, which provides expert and compassionate palliative care for people living with life-limiting conditions, both at the hospice and in the community.

One of the people taking part in this year’s event is primary school teacher Amy Fox, 34, who lives in Crossflats.

“Both my mum and mother-in-law passed away from breast cancer and received care at the end of their lives at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice,” said Amy. “Therefore I will always do what I can to support the charity as they’ve helped me and my family in the past.

“I have been a member of Oakworth Road Runners for years and I’ve taken part in a number of running events to raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice including the Keighley 10k, Summer Solstice and Run Bolton Abbey, as well as virtual events during the COVID lockdowns. I’m also looking forward to running the new Leeds Marathon in May 2023 for Sue Ryder.”

Run Bolton Abbey offers a choice of distances to suit all abilities, including a half marathon, 10k, 10-mile or 2.4-mile fun run for the whole family to enjoy. All participants benefit from chip-timing and this year, in place of medals, a tree will be planted for every person taking part.

“I have completed the 10k distance at Run Bolton Abbey twice and the newer 10-mile trail once before, which I will be signing up for again this time with my husband,” said Amy. “I don’t often run races twice as I am too competitive and I love new routes, but the 10mile race is one I’m looking forward to running again. When I ran last year I saw a stag in the forest! It was an amazing route and although, hard, I thoroughly enjoyed it and the mud!”

Adam Brunskill, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “The Bolton Abbey Estate looks stunning at this time of year and this event provides a really unique opportunity to enjoy the dazzling autumn colours as you run on parts of the estate not usually accessible to the public.

“We’ve listened to participant feedback and we’re pleased to say that the 10k route is flatter and a bit kinder than previous years, so please come and join the fun! You’ll be raising vital funds to ensure that Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice can continue to provide specialist care and bereavement support for people in our community going through the most difficult times of their lives.”

The races will start in waves just after 9am, and a two minute silence  will be observed at for Remembrance Day at 11am.

For more information and to sign up, visit:

For more information about Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, visit:

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