Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Bournemouth and Poole
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Summer challenge is the 30th September 2022.
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!
We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.
You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words
You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.
You will receive the following on signing up:
On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal.
A delightful off-road 5km trail that lets you soak up all the sights the park has to offer, from sweeping views across Holes Bay to wildlife wetlands and natural woodlands. With a combination of gravel paths and off-road trail and minimal elevation gain you’ll have this route done in no time leaving more time to enjoy tea and homemade cake at the finish!
We think you will fall ‘head over huts’ in love with this route. A coastal scenic route that packs a punch with its 360 vistas as you climb up and around Hengistbury Head. With far reaching views across to the Isle of wight, Christchurch Priory & harbour and the New Forest and from no other vantage point along the coast you will see all 7 miles of the Bournemouth coastline that runs from Hegistbury Head to Sandbanks in Poole.
Take on a tour of the town with this ‘Sea to Summit’ route. Heading out from the beach front the route takes you on a surprisingly scenic journey through the heart of the town centre via Bournemouth Gardens. The ‘summit’ is reached within Talbot Heath nature reserve where you then begin the fun return journey down through the historic gardens before a panoramic victory lap around Bournemouth Pier finishing back in front of the Observation Wheel.
A hidden wonder of the Dorset coastline, Highcliffe Castle is your start and finish line. An adventurous trail of sorts that treats you to some spectacular views across the seafront, so don’t forget to look up! An entire traffic free running trail with a variety of underfoot conditions to keep you on your toes.
Even as one of the shortest routes in the SixPack Challenge we still think this one offers plenty of adventure and trail wonder delights. An undulating off-road route with sand and gravel sections, trail shoes are recommended as some sections can get a little muddy.
An entirely off-road trail running route that will make you feel, at times, like you are in the middle of no-where. One of the largest heathlands in the UK, this 8km route is set in an area of 850 acre ‘wilderness’. One of the most undulating routes within this SixPack Challenge with mainly gravel & sandy conditions underfoot. Trail shoes are advised.