Free entry with Macmillan

Cycling at Harewood House in Yorkshire

The Brownlee Tri has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity partner for the 2015 event, and together we hope to raise a lot of money for this fantastic cause. Macmillan have guaranteed places available for this year’s Brownlee Tri. There is no registration fee to pay, just simply raise £300 in sponsorship.

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest fight most of us will ever face. Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. By joining Team Macmillan in the Brownlee Tri you’re helping to support people and their families living with cancer.

Macmillan’s free places are limited, so if this is of interest please enter ASAP.

Free entry with Team Macmillan – Enter here

Harewood House in Leeds hosts sporting events

Looking for a Case Study?
The fantastic Ann and her son George, are part of Team Macmillan at this year’s Brownlee Tri:

1. Have you done a triathlon before?
No, we haven’t. George has applied to do the London Triathlon in August as part of Team Macmillan, but up to now neither of us have done a triathlon.

2. Why are you participating in this event?
As a family, we are members of a local running club and regularly take part in local races. This year we’ve got more adventurous (or stupid) and started triathlon training and open water swimming. I’m loving it, especially as I’m doing it with my son who in not very long will be off to uni! He’s obsessed by the Brownlee brothers and all that they have achieved, so entering this event was essential. When we saw we could combine that with fundraising for Macmillan, it was extra special.

3. How have you been affected by cancer?
George’s Grandma (my step mum) died a few years ago and was nursed by Macmillan nurses. The main reason for raising funds for Macmillan is to make sure that everyone who is touched by cancer, whether personally or a family member, can have a Macmillan nurse to turn to. I am raising funds for Macmillan as part of a number of charity activities in school where I work. We are having our own race for life (for Cancer Research), bag packing (for Teenage Cancer Trust) and Mega Cake Bake Week (for Macmillan).

Many thanks,
The Brownlee Tri Team

2015 Brownlee Tri Route Announced

Brownlee Tri at Harewood, Leeds

The route for the 2015 Brownlee Tri has now been confirmed, taking in the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire on closed roads before a new run route around the Harewood Estate.

Pontoon confirmed for swim entry and exit!

We’ve taken on board your feedback from last year and have introduced a pontoon for the swim. The pontoon will take you out to the deep water for the start of the Brownlee Tri and also provide a ramp to swim onto for exiting the lake! This will further enhance your experience of Alistair and Jonny’s thrilling event.

Brownlee Triathlon at Harewood House

View the full route maps and elevation profiles on our website – CLICK HERE

Swim Route
Taking advantage of the new pontoon, the swim route starts out in the deep water. The out-and-back anti-clockwise route finishes behind the start pontoon, with a finish ramp and volunteers to help you on your way to transition.

Bike Route
Our exciting traffic-free cycle route remains unchanged having received great praise from last year’s competitors. A scenic anti-clockwise loop past the House and through the Deer Park with views across Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside. Plus, cycle on the same routes as used in the 2014 Tour de France!

Run Route
A new and exciting off-road run challenge, passing alongside the waterfalls of Eccup Beck, heading within earshot of Emmerdale, and returning past the lake with a finish in front of Harewood House.

Many thanks,
The Brownlee Tri Team

Add some exclusivity to your CLA Game Fair visit with one of our renowned hospitality packages

CLA Game Fair at Harewood, Leeds

Visitors to the 2015 CLA Game Fair, to be held at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July until Sunday 2 August, are invited to enjoy fine dining, relaxation and a break from the buzz of the show by booking an exclusive CLA Game Fair hospitality package.

The packages enable visitors to enjoy the use of an exclusive suite in an elegantly furnished marquee overlooking the lawn in the CLA Members’ Enclosure, which will also feature displays of flowers, a string quartet, sparklingly smart rest rooms and a children’s play area.

Located just moments from the famous Gunmakers’ Row and premium shopping retailers, the hospitality suites enable showgoers to relax with friends and family, entertain clients or business associates and enjoy fine dining from CGC Event Caterers which will provide breakfasts, three course lunches and traditional afternoon teas created from local produce.

Game Fair at Harewood, Yorkshire

The Adult Full Day Hospitality Package includes a Full English, Continental or Healthy Start breakfast, a three-course waitress-served lunch, an afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones and mini cakes, and a sociable Pimm’s reception. An all day cash bar is available and the package also incorporates a complimentary Show Guide, VIP Forward Parking, use of the private garden overlooking the Members’ Enclosure, a private shopping service, a shop and drop facility, and a guest badge allowing entrance to the CLA Members’ Enclosure.

This package costs £195+VAT on the Friday of the show, £180+VAT on the Saturday and £160+VAT on Sunday. The price for children under 12 is £90+VAT on all three days. Visitors booking two hospitality packages for the same day, before Friday 15 May, will receive a £20 discount. Visitors will also receive a £5 discount on any bottle of champagne that is purchased in advance.

Separate breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea packages will also be available closer to the time, subject to availability, and corporate hospitality bookings for whole suites can also be made.

Tony Wall, CLA Game Fair Director, commented: “Our range of hospitality packages are second to none and together with supreme catering from CGC means visitors can enjoy excellent local food and drink in an attractive, restful and relaxing setting. Book yours today and add some extra elegance to your day!”

To book a hospitality package visit and click Buy Tickets.

To book a hospitality suite please contact

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Nepal Earthquake

Harewood House has links to Nepal


As many of you will know, Harewood has strong connections with the Himalayan region, and in particular Nepal and Bhutan. These links run through our Himalayan Garden, our Buddhist Stupa, rare species in the Bird Garden and most importantly our Nepali staff, who work for Harewood House Trust and the Harewood Estate. We have received many messages from those of you who are concerned about our team. Below is a letter from our Chief Executive, himself a former Gurkha, on the current situation in Nepal.

Dear All,

We have received so many messages expressing sadness about the terrible tragedy unfolding in Nepal. First and foremost, the families of our Gurkha team here at Harewood are all safe and well, thank goodness.

In Kathmandu, you will have seen the terrible devastation in the old parts of the city which is where most of the casualties have occurred. Many of the ancient monuments, temples and structures in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur have been very badly damaged and some, totally destroyed.

There is still little news from the outlying regions, as communications have been very severely disrupted and physical access by all but foot and helicopter, is impossible. It will become clearer over the next few days as rescue teams reach these areas.

One blessing was the fact that the quake struck on a Saturday at midday, a public holiday, and all schools were shut, all public buildings were closed and a large number of people were out working in the fields.

How to donate:

Many of you have asked what to do and to whom you can/should donate. There are two very reliable and responsible options which will deliver a well-coordinated response, where it is most needed. These are below:

Disaster Emergency Committee:

And also through the Gurkha Welfare Trust:

The Gurkha Welfare Trust was set up many years ago to look after the welfare of our ex-servicemen and has a terrific network in the hills of Nepal. As a result of this disaster, they have opened their doors to everyone and their good medical facilities are available to many locals, not just our ex-servicemen.

Thank you all once again for your offers of support and prayers for our staff and their families.

Best wishes and thank you again.


Chief Executive, Harewood House Trust
Resident Agent, Harewood Estate

Win use of Mitsubishi L200 pick-up for one year with the CLA Game Fair’s brand new gundog competition: The Mitsubishi Motors Estate Challenge

CLA Game Fair at Harewood in Yorkshire

A brand new gundog competition – The Mitsubishi Motors Estate Challenge – is being launched at this year’s CLA Game Fair, which is being held at Harewood House near Leeds in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July until Sunday 2 August.

Sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors UK, competition will be held on the Friday of the three-day show and is open to any estate to showcase their team of gamekeepers and picker-uppers with gundogs of any variety – pedigree or not.

Organised by Nick Clitheroe, each team will consist of two gamekeepers and two picker-uppers. The gamekeepers will shoot clays on the Shooting Line and their score will determine how much time and how many dummies are to be picked by the picker-uppers.

The CLA Game Fair’s Gundog Vice Chairman Amy Bates explained: “Many people pick-up with all sorts of dogs so this is a chance to see great team work by estate gamekeepers and picker-uppers with their favourite dogs which might be anything from terriers to lurchers as well as the more familiar spaniels and Labradors. Along with the fabulous prize of a Mitsubishi L200 Challenger for one year, the winning estate will be presented with the Levenghyl Cup.”

Angela Osman, Events & Sponsorship Manager at Mitsubishi Motors UK added: “We are delighted to be involved with this new award and continue our support of the CLA Game Fair this year. We would like to wish the very best of luck to all teams competing for this exciting accolade and prize vehicle.”

For an application form, email Deadline for entry is Wednesday 1 July.