The Challenge

Rise to the Challenge

  • Buccleuch Property Challenge
  • Team Building
  • Adventure Race
  • Zorbing
  • Challenge
  • Cycling Scotland
  • Team Activities
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Buccleuch Property Challenge

The Race of a Lifetime

The Buccleuch Property Challenge is the ultimate team building 6 hours non stop adventure race.  The event has been designed in conjunction with BlueSky Experiences not only to test your fitness level but your mind as well.  The course has been created to include different stages including mountain biking, running, orienteering and surprise activities – previous events have seen obstacle courses, kayaking and sumo suits – always something different!

Teams of 3 travel together through all stages, competing against the clock and collecting bonuses from the different checkpoints reached.  The team with the most points and fastest time will win the event.  A key part of the event will be to plan your tactics, think about timing and, most importantly, to work as a team.

To celebrate the achievement and hard work of competitors, we will be hosting a BBQ in the Castle Stable Yard after the race.  It will be followed by a prize giving ceremony, then auction and raffle to raise funds for our chosen charity of the year.

Who can join?

The course is for everyone, from first timers to experienced adventure racers, although a reasonable degree of fitness will only increase the enjoyment of the day.

The Challenge is for teams of 3, registered as either mixed teams or single sex teams. Companies are welcome to enter multiple teams.

Click for registration information

When and Where?

Friday 6th September 2019

Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway

Cycling at Drumlanrig

Drumlanrig Castle’s grounds have been the focus for cyclists of all abilities for many years. Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the inventor of the first bicycle (propelled by pedals), had his first job as a Blacksmith at Drumlanrig where he learned his trade. Soon after his apprenticeship he left and set up in a Smithy in Keir a few miles south of Drumlanrig. It was here he invented his velocipede around 1840 and cycling as we know it today was born.

Drumlanrig boasts world-class mountain bike and cycle trails some of which are incorporated into the Challenge. These can also be used year round, click here for more information.

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We look forward to welcoming you on the 6th September!