Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes in and around Chester.
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024
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. Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.
Although this is more urban escape than off-road wonder, you will be a history graduate by the end of this route. You’ll see Roman Gardens and run on the historic walls before passing under the iconic Eastgate Clock. You’ll hit the final stretch alongside the racecourse but will you win by a nose? Stewards enquiry incoming!
A real “Royal Affair” awaits in the Countess of Chester Country Park which was opened by the then Duchess of Cornwall, now Queen Consort in 2014. A tranquil and beautiful space near the City’s hospital promotes health and wellness, despite being close to the City you will get a real feeling of escaping it all.
You’ll run on the Millenium Greenway previously an old railway line from Mickle Trafford before heading towards the City Centre and taking in the sights. Although you might be too fast to latch onto a walking tour you will certainly have seen a few landmarks by the time you reach the finish.
The start of this route skirts Chester’s River Dee through ‘The Meadows’ which is made up of grasslands and wetlands and adjourned with wildflowers. Just across the river from the city centre, it’s a haven for wildlife and a great place to get back to nature. The second part of the run takes you onto part of The Duke’s Drive which was originally a carriage drive to the Duke of Westminster’s Eaton Hall Estate.
Whilst slightly outside the City, Delamere Forest is just too stunning to leave out of this SixPack challenge. Some slight and not so slight inclines await, but we promise the views from Old Pale of the Manchester Skyline and Liverpool as well as seven different counties!
The only thing that would be a “waste” is not taking on this route! On Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge, this route drops down into Organsdale before reaching Primrosehill Wood, a quieter, southern outlier of Delamere Forest. Deep among the trees is a curious hidden gorge called Urchin’s Kitchen. It’s an atmospheric glacial melt-water channel formed at the end of the last Ice Age.