North Wiltshire Saddle Club Pleasure Ride 2022

We Welcome Riders to the Estate on Sunday 26th June 2022

 The North Wiltshire Saddle Club was established over 30 years ago and is based in Minety, Wiltshire. The club runs various events throughout the year including riding clinics, jumping evenings, shows, one day events, fun rides, and cross-country training sessions and not forgetting the social side with everything from skittles to quiz nights. The Pleasure Ride will be starting at 9.30am at Charlton Park and there will be two routes of approximately 6 miles and 10 miles each. The ride will take place over a mix of Estate land, private farmland, public rights of way and small section of road work. There will not be any jumps and the general character of the ride tends to be a little more relaxed than the big jumping rides.

The general character of the ride tends to be a little more relaxed
Credit: Courtesy of The North Wiltshire Saddle Club

Event Information

All riders will be awarded a rosette.

Toilets will be available on site. St John will be on site. Cake & Tea will be available for a small cost.

Start times will be allocated and entries close 21st June at 8pm, bookings cannot be taken on the day.

Entry Fees Adults £18 Children (U16) £13

Under 16s may not ride alone, they should be accompanied by an adult either on horse, foot or on a bicycle.

Any questions or entry forms please contact Claire at The North Wiltshire Saddle Club by emailing:

To enter online or for further details please click here to visit The North Wiltshire Saddle Club website.

The Buffalo Tipi Open Weekend

The Buffalo Tipi open weekend will be on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April

The Buffalo Tipi open weekend is an opportunity for anyone to come and explore the potential and possibilities of using a giant Nordic tipi for their event or party. Tipis are an attractive alternative with a more unusual silhouette without compromising on functionality and comfort for your guests and offer a great alternative to a marquee.

The Buffalo team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and can show you all the hire furniture and lighting stock that they have on offer. You can of course check out the location option of Charlton Park Estate for your wedding, party or corporate entertainment or family celebrations!

A few of their favourite event suppliers will be joining the team for the weekend and they will be cooking snacks, serving drinks, and arranging flowers.

Feel free to drop in anytime between 9am-4pm on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April or email to book an appointment. Children and dogs will be very welcome!

How to get to the event

Please use the South Lodge entrance to the Estate which, is located on the B4040 between the Malmesbury BP Garage roundabout and Charlton Village. Once you have entered the park, please follow the directions to the tipis which will be located on the left of the track just after you exit the woods from South Lodge.

Use the following location details for the entrance to the park

Grid Reference: ST 94720 88311

Longitude & Latitude: 51°35′37″N, 002°04′39″W

What3Words: back.couches.imprinted

Google Maps Hyper Link: click here

New Bridal Brochure Available for Wedding Planners

Our new bridal brochure, aimed at luxury wedding planners and brides-to-be, outlines the opportunities for marquee styled receptions that could be held within the Parkland.

Charlton Park Estate is an unlicensed venue available to host bridal parties, festivities, and receptions. We welcome non-denominational celebrations and parties from all faiths. The extensive picturesque Parkland provides ample vistas for nuptial celebrations whilst retaining the privacy of the family home and grounds.

New Bridal Brochure Available for Wedding Planners
New Bridal Brochure Available for Wedding Planners

The Estates long standing relationship with festivals and large-scale events lends its experience and contacts to those considering a rural wedding location. Contacts range from luxury high end wedding planners to local florists. Click here to visit the Bridal Brochure.

For more information about Charlton Park Estate, any other events facilities at the Estate please contact the Estate Office;

Baboon Adventures Arrives with Electric Scooters

Off Road Electric Scooter Safaris at Charlton Park Estate

Fully guided off road electric scooter tours arrive at Charlton Park Estate with their first safari’s available from the 12th March. With Baboon Adventures you can now explore this historic rural Wiltshire Estate on a guided tour on a three or two-wheeled easy to balance electric scooter with super wide tyres and a comfy seat. These safaris are a fun way to explore the stunning Wiltshire countryside that makes up the Estate and as the scooters are fully electric not only are they very quiet there are no engine fumes, so they are low impact for our local nature habitats and wildlife.  

Off Road Electric Scooter Tours at Charlton Park Estate
Off Road Electric Scooter Tours at Charlton Park Estate

These safaris are an ideal activity for families, children 12-years-old and over can drive themselves and passengers can be as young as 5-years-old. The scooters are easy to drive and suitable for all experience levels, plus you can explore at your own pace. Baboon adventures welcome small groups and booking is easy through their website by clicking here.

Fully guided e-scooter tours are fun for all the familyBaboon Adventures launched their e-scooter safari tour company in 2021 and have since expanded locations due to the popularity of this new family activity. The e-scooters provide a new way to enjoy rural adventures and can cater for singles, families, or groups. To read their Trip Advisor reviews click here.


Charlton Park Estate Welcomes Mantrailing

New Canine Sporting Activity Sessions Available

Charlton Park Estate welcomes Anna Zabinska and Follow Dogs to the growing catalogue of canine sports and activities available on the Estate.

Follow Dogs will be offering classes as part of a varied programme of classes around the UK providing training for Mantrailing or trailing as it is often referred to.

Anna explains Mantrailing for those that have not yet experienced the sport ‘If you want to understand trailing you should know that every person leaves behind an individual scent trail, just like a fingerprint. When we teach dog trailing, we teach them to follow that individual scent trail and ignore all other scents left by people in surrounding environment.’

Mantrailing Canine Sporting Activity at Charlton Park Estate
Mantrailing with Follow Dogs are now offering training dates at Charlton Park Estate 

That form of search work is already practiced by Police and Search and Rescue organisations all over the world. Fortunately, every dog is capable of following scent thanks to its natural hunting capabilities and my role as a trainer is just to develop that skill. This form of activity can be fantastic for any dog regardless of the age and breed as exercises are always tailored to the dog’s level. In our classes we welcomed puppies as young as 8-weeks-old, very active, high driven dogs but also seniors. Trailing is being considered a low impact activity since there is no running or jumping involved but one which provides an amazing brain stimulation due to continuous problem solving when following scent. It usually takes one session for dogs to understand the process as the training is based on their instinctual responses. The role of the handler on the other hand is to learn reading dog’s body language and to understand when the dog is in scent and when it might be losing it due to environmental conditions.

Trailing is a very natural activity for dogs, and it can fulfil most dogs’ behavioural modification programs, become a new sport for you and your dog or in some cases takes you on a journey to become an operational Search and Rescue team.

To find out more, or to book a class please contact Anna directly using by visiting her Facebook page by clicking here or email directly using





Secure Your Place Now for Rough Runner OCR 2022

Online Entry Closes In March For This Running Race

Rough Runner OCR 2022 Running Race in Wiltshire
We look forward to welcoming the Rough Runner OCR 2022 in April for this running race

Whether you’re searching for must-do challenge to tick off in 2022 or an epic day out with friends, Rough Runner OCR is a “must-do” occasion for all thrill-seekers!

Featuring a unique combination of obstacles and challenges to the incredible backdrop of our Estate here at Charlton Park this event promises to be a fantastic weekend of thrills and spills, like the UK has not seen before.

Click here to watch a snippet of the action!

The event will kick off with elite waves for the out and out OCR aficionados, followed by wave starts throughout the day for the rest of you who want to get down and dirty.

Online entry will be closing in March, so there really is no time like the present to rally the troops and sign up. So what are you waiting for? If you’re up for a fun, new challenge, the join us for this incredible event. Secure your place before it’s too late by clicking here to visit the Rough Runner OCR website where you can book tickets. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates, news and obstacle information!

WOMAD Announce 2022 Line-up

Are you ready for this cultural explosion?!!

We are so excited to share the WOMAD 2022 line-up with you all! Exciting is a very small adjective for describing this announcement. Find out more about the incredible artists in store at this year’s festival on the WOMAD website, and watch and share the announcement video here.

Take a listen to the 2022 playlist to get in the party spirit and tune in to Radio WOMAD, streaming LIVE via Mixcloud from 12 – 3pm this afternoon only, in celebration of their announcement. To find out more about WOMAD, past festivals and our venue click here.

If you haven’t got your tickets already, what are you waiting for? Snap them up before they’re gone! Click here to go to the WOMAD ticket shop.

Dog Sports Thrive at Charlton Park Estate

‘Cycling With Dogs! Is Bikejoring As Barking Mad As It Looks?’  

In recent weeks GCN (Global Cycling Network) an organisation championing cycling and all things bikes has uploaded onto their You Tube Channel a fantastic documentary called ‘Cycling With Dogs! Is Bikejoring As Barking Mad As It Looks?’ that focuses on dog sports.

This mini documentary was filmed here at the Estate with event organisers N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports. We have been hosting N.A.T.B dog sport events at Charlton Park Estate for over 4 years now and N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports have developed ‘one of the most technical courses in the UK’.  

We are pleased to support this growing sport and N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports community who hold their private events here. Their current club membership includes a variety of champions past and present, in many various dog sports disciplines and are a very friendly club with a wealth of experience and knowledge provided from within their membership base.

Family fun dog sports with N.A.T.B Dog Sports at Charlton Park Estate
Family fun dog sports with N.A.T.B Dog Sports at Charlton Park Estate

They have members who have been participating for many years in so whether you are just starting out or already have many years of experience and you are looking for information then use details below to get in touch. The team at N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports can help you with your questions about wheeled events and talk you through the ins and outs of canicross bikejor scooter and much more. 

Take a few minutes to have a look at this documentary – the dogs are just amazing to watch in this family friendly inclusive sport. Click here to watch the documentary


To find out more about the Estate and what we have to offer visit our homepage by clicking here.

About GCN Mini Documentary  

Cycling With Dogs! Is Bikejoring As Barking Mad As It Looks? Dogs and sleds go hand in hand, but what do you do if there’s no snow? Bikejoring is the answer, with dogs pulling bikes instead! When we found out about this sport, we had to send Hank to give it a go – is it really as barking mad as it sounds?!

About N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports  

A non-profit organisation and amateur sports club that was formed by individuals who felt there was a growing need for positive promotion of dog-related sports in a non-biased, friendly, and constructive manner. We are all volunteers and whilst club membership is currently full all our  members are involved someway in the running of the club and our events.

N.A.T.B. Dogs Sports have developed ‘one of the most technical courses in the UK’

Everyone enjoys cake and time with their dogs very much and spends their spare time passing on that love for both. While the club is currently at capacity for membership the events we run are open to all mushers and mono competitors. You do not have to be a club member to attend one of our events. Please message them using; or find them on Facebook @NATBDogSports Or visit the website if you just want to have a look by clicking here Photography Credits: ©BeMoreDogPhotography  


Rough Runner OCR Holds New Running Event

Rough Runner OCR Holds New Running Event at Charlton Park Estate

Rough Runner returns with a new partnership with DB MAX OCR. After the recent acquisition by RaceNation Events, Rough Runner will be returning to Charlton Park Estate, Malmesbury, for the first ever Rough Runner OCR on Sunday 3rd April. Rough Runner OCR are bringing their own unique combination of obstacles and challenges to the estate for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of thrills and spills.

Whether you are looking for a new OCR event with all the technical aspects to challenge you, or you’re looking for a fun-filled day out with your mates, Rough Runner OCR at Charlton Park has you covered.

The weekend will start with elite waves for the out and out OCR aficionados, followed by wave starts throughout the day for the rest of you who want to get down and dirty.

Rough Runner Obstacle Course Race
Rough Runner Obstacle Course Race returns to Charlton Park Estate in April

For more information about Charlton Park Estate, Rough Runner OCR, DB Max or any other events at the Estate please contact the Estate Office;

About Rough Runner, RaceNation and DB Max

RaceNation Events was born out of the passion and desire to help support the Events and Charity sectors in the UK. Founded to encourage and facilitate opportunities, we simply want to help existing event organisers and charities to continue to put on the same amazing events, in the same great locations, but with less risk and more rewards. With expert teams, knowledge, contacts, and years of experience, we are building a movement to help the UK industry thrive. RaceNation Events Limited has acquired the assets of Rough Runner Limited. As a result of this acquisition, RaceNation Events has taken over the ‘Rough Runner’ brand as well as and online and physical assets.

DB Max provide race timing for events all over the UK, from triathlons with 250 entries to running events with over 5000 entries. We also organise running, duathlon and triathlon events, including the Chilly, Westonbirt Triathlon and Portishead Triathlon and the Titan Middle Distance Triathlon in Brecon. We provide event management services for various events in the South West and further afield. DB Max are known for providing high-quality service, in race timing, event management and event consultancy.

BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park Ticketing Info

We are so looking forward to welcoming guests to Charlton Park Estate this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park.

If you have any questions, quandaries about your tickets, times, parking or just looking to find out how to get here please visit the BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park website on this link:

If you have a ticket question or problems, then please contact Seetickets using their website support page

Do pop in and say hello to our team who will be on the Charlton Park Estate stand next to the Carol-Oke – we will be there with our local produce for sale and able to answer any questions about the running of the estate.

We hope you have a wonderfully festive weekend whatever your plans!