The Longhorn 2017
The Longhorn is back, taking place on Sunday April 23rd 2017. You can now choose to Nordic walk 5k, 10k and half marathon distances! Set in private areas of Sherwood Forest & the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Hall; a Grade1 listed 19th Century country house in north Nottinghamshire.
Walk over old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in the most scenic countryside and forest. Nothing looks more beautiful than the sunlight streaming through the leaves in this natural area of beauty. Longhorn have devised a race that takes you into Nottinghamshire’s National Nature Reserve, through private areas that were once part of the 10,000 acres Royal Forest of Sherwood where the woodland is dominated by native Oaks as well as other native trees including Silver Birch, Rowan, Holly and Hawthorn. The reserve is also the site of Europe’s oldest Oak tree woodland, containing over 1000 Oaks most of which are over 500 years old! It is here that the Longhorn Cattle of Thoresby Estate now roam freely, although being a very docile breed of cattle, they will be tucked away during the event!
Make sure you book via the Nordic walking category!
For more information and to book, visit the website:
Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire , NG22 9WH United Kingdom