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Everybody loves mud!

We’ve been taking a look at some of the photos in our events image library, and we suddenly realised how many pics we’ve got of people getting muddy. And enjoying it…

There are always events taking place in the muddier seasons, early spring and in the autumn. For example, cyclo cross races where it’s definitely accepted that cyclist will get spattered in mud as they race round the course.

Some of our conference guests opt for a teambuilding day that combines a morning seminar or training session with an afternoon of fun with our onsite activity partner Devon Country Pursuits. While there are plenty of non-muddy activities (and soon a new choice of indoor activities which can be run at Escot House), if your team does love mud, we highly recommend the obstacle course.

Towards Christmas the wonderful Jolly Runners come to Escot to hold their Extremely Jolly 10K trail event which includes a 30 meter waterslide. Every year we enjoy the sight of Santas and Elves running round the Estate getting muddy – and loving it.

Escot has been the location for several Tough Runner events which certainly live up to their name, providing a testing, muddy challenge which is also an enjoyable experience (so they say!).  

Most recently we welcomed the Muddy Dog Challenge, an annual fundraiser for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home which sees hundreds of local people bring their pooches to the Estate to go round a course that involves going through various obstacles, water – and mud. We’re not sure who enjoys it most, the dogs or their owners!

We’ll just mention Beautiful Days Festival, which has occasionally had more than its fair share of mud. This year was mud-free which was fantastic. But it has to be said that mud has never stopped the partying at the festival, not at all! 2023 is Beautiful Days 20th festival (belated due to Covid) so while we’ll have our fingers crossed for sunshine and dry ground, we do know that whatever the weather, there’s going to be masses of festival fun.

While it’s not strictly necessary to get muddy at Escot events, there are times and occasions when this is the only option!


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