Solstice Saunter – Bolton Abbey

21 June 2022


Bolton abbey, ilkley


5 mile run for Sue Ryder on the longest day in the loveliest of places

The Solstice Saunter is a 5 mile run on the trails of the breath-taking Bolton Abbey that is organised by the Airedale Dodgers as a fundraising event for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The event, sponsored by JB springs of Skipton will take place on the longest day, Tuesday 21st June.

Whilst most participants come to Bolton Abbey to take part, a virtual entry (where participants run a 5 mile route of their own choice on the longest day) is also available and virtual runners are sent their bespoke medal in advance to wear with pride after their Saunter.

The Solstice Saunter starts and finishes from near to the Cavendish Pavilions and leads participants upstream through the Strid wood to Barden Bridge, then back along fields, Storiths Road and the riverside path to the finish. The route goes along tarmac and gravel paths with a short section on grass. Every participant is chip timed but whether you run, jog or saunter, everyone will receive a well deserved bespoke Solstice Saunter medal. As always the event will support Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.