Call for runners and walkers to join the Bun Run at Welbeck

by | 12 August 2021 | Community Event, Community Focus, Exercise, Local Charity, Local Experiences, Worksop

The first ‘Bun Run’ is to take place on the historic estate of Welbeck, near Worksop, on Saturday 11th September in order to raise funds for The School of Artisan Food’s charitable work. A lot of baking takes place at the School, thus the name of this new annual event!
The private country estate will be giving access to areas not normally open to the public and inviting participants to run or walk one of two routes through its scenic parkland.
The 15,000-acre estate surrounds the historic Welbeck Abbey and the 10km course takes in sweeping views of this magnificent building.
The route circuits the park, which was designed in 1748, and crosses the picturesque great lake out into open countryside. It skims the deer park, where there’s the chance to look out for white deer, and returns via the Abbey. Meanwhile, the 5km route will skirt the lakes, farmland and take in ancient woodland.
As a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to artisan food production, the Welbeck-based School of Artisan Food helps people of all skill levels and all walks of life, learn about artisan food production. As part of this, it works closely with local voluntary groups and enterprises to support the local community including unemployed people and refugees.
There will be an entrance fee to take part in the Bun Run and this will help raise money to provide bursaries that will offer opportunities for upcoming bakers and food producers to study at the School.
Those interested in taking part in the fundraiser need to book in advance via the organiser’s website – It won’t be possible to register on the day as numbers need to be monitored before the event.
Since its launch in 2009, The School of Artisan Food has helped people of all skill levels expand their knowledge of food production. The School runs a wide range of short courses and offers an accredited Advanced Diploma in Baking and professional business courses and runs a Foundation Degree in Artisan Food Production with Nottingham Trent University.
More information about the Bun Run can be found on