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Outdoor Challenges in Scotland

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Bear Grylls

Winton Trail Run

We have hosted successful Winton Trail Runs for the last 5 years and it’s becoming more popular every year.

Sadly, due to the uncertainties of lockdown restrictions we have decided not to proceed with the 2021 or 2022 Winton Trail Run. We do however look forward to welcoming you back for 2023!

For more information, please get in touch with the events team

Outdoor Sporting Challenges, Obstacle Courses (OCRs) and Races

With 15km of paths and beautiful countryside, Winton Estate near Edinburgh is well set up for outdoor challenges, obstacle courses and 5K races.

Spartan Races have twice been hosted at Winton with nearly 5,000 visitors taking part.

In 2016 Bear Grylls brought his renowned spirit of fitness and adventure to Winton Castle for the first ever Bear Grylls event in Scotland.

BG Survival Race participants experienced a range of ultra-dynamic, Bear Grylls-inspired obstacles en route to the finish line of the 5k or 10k course.

The 5k Survival Race was packed with exciting challenges, designed for all levels of fitness. It was a fantastic event to tackle individually or in a group with friends. BG Kids Race was all about inspiring young ones to enjoy the outdoors.

Bear Grylls said the aims of the race were:

“This is about empowering people to test and extend their adventure fitness, using the type of obstacles that I have often encountered in the wild.”

Please contact our Events Team if you’d like to use wonderful Winton Estate as a venue for your outdoor sporting challenge, race or obstacle course.

Winton Halloween Night Time 5K Obstacle Run

In late October 2018 we hosted our first 5K Halloween Obstacle Run with nearly 100 runners, families and OCR enthusiasts, participating. It took place on our new obstacle course with its monkey bars, walls and other little challenges and it was spooky! Afterwards there was a bonfire, DJ, hot food and drink.