Endurance Events

Hike or Run our various Endurance Events.
Like all of our events, these are NOT races: these events are simply about completing the distance with the camaraderie of other like-minded people around you – there should be no desire to ‘beat’ anyone or break any records and our friendly guides will be running / hiking the whole route with you to offer a supportive pep talk when required.
However, we also won’t be offended if you do want to push on ahead without us.




West Pennine Way 15th & 16th July 2023

Take on the whole of the brutal, yet beautiful, West Pennine Way over two days with this fully supported and guided endurance challenge. The route is a challenging 50-mile loop of the West Pennine Moors with over 8500ft of ascent starting from and ending near the Jumbles Country Park.




Monument Marathon 27th August 2022

26.2 miles: Take on the whole of the challenging, yet beautiful, Monument Marathon in a day as a Runner or Hiker with this fully supported and guided endurance event.

This challenging 26.2 mile loop connects 6 of Bury's historic Towers. Mostly on trail paths, you'll pass through country parks, along waterways, as you visit the 6 towers of our spring Tower Tour. Bradshaw Hall, Tentering Tower, Radcliffe Tower, Turton Tower, Grants Tower and Peel Tower.



The Village Link: 20 Mile Challenge 22nd October 2022

Take on the whole of the challenging, yet beautiful, Village Link in a day as a Runner or Hiker with this fully supported and guided endurance event. This challenging 20 mile loop which connects 6 of Bury's historic villages is mainly on trail paths and passes many iconic landmarks and stunning green spaces.



Irwell Sculpture Trail Challenge 1st April 2023

The Irwell Sculpture Trail spans over 33 miles and is the UK’s longest public art trail!

There’s over 70 artworks along the route. One of its aims being to connect various aspects of the Irwell Valley, its people, its heritage, its parks and countryside using artworks out in the environment.

Join The Sunnywood Project to HIKE or RUN the whole of the 33 mile Irwell Sculpture Trail in a single day, from Bacup to Salford Quays.



Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 20th May 2023

Join us for a day out in Yorkshire on the 20th May 2023!

24.5 miles of beautiful trails and of course the three peaks: Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough. Led by our friendly guides.

Included in our epic adventure, is travel to and from Horton by coach, two aid stations, plus a donation to the Yorkshire Dales National Park for conservation work.



Witton Weaver's Way Challenge 3rd June 2023

The Witton Weaver's Way is a challenging 33 mile trail loop across the West Pennine Moors with almost 4700 foot of ascent.

Encompassing weavers' cottages, Tudor halls, Jubilee Tower, reservoirs and country parks, this is a stunning route.



Rossendale Way In A Day Challenge 23rd September 2023

The route is a challenging 42-mile (ish) loop around Rossendale with 5825ft of ascent. Starting and finishing at Clowbridge Reservoir, you will cover the open moors and farmland across Haslingden, Ramsbottom, Whitworth and Bacup.