Come on Mr Darcy, tuck in those pantaloons and duck under this burning water

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The extraordinary world of Hollywood film and TV stunts is set to make its mark on the English countryside of Jane Austen and The National Trust with the arrival of STUNT CHALLENGE, a tough and spectacular obstacle course event in the grounds of West Wycombe Estate, in March 2015.

Obstacle course races come of age with this stunning, high-quality, stunt-themed event.

Hollywood stunt performers, film/TV actors and stunt coordinators Gary Connery (HRH The Queen parachuting into the London 2012 opening ceremony, Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English, Daniel Day Lewis in Nine, Guillame Canet in The Beach, Gary Oldman in Batman Begins) and Curtis Rivers (HRH Prince Philip in The Royal Bodyguard, Christopher Lee in Burke and Hare, Rupert Everett in Stardust and St Trinian’s, Jim Broadbent in Hot Fuzz) have created the event to bring the world of film and television to the general public.

STUNT CHALLENGE will see thousands of men and women (including TV, celebrity and corporate teams) climbing, running and wriggling through a series of world-first obstacles ‘with a stunt twist’; one obstacle revealed to date involves ducking under water that is on fire. The obstacles, which link to British-made Hollywood movies, take participants along a tough half marathon or shorter 10k course. Curtis and Gary will entertain spectators and participants at the two-day event by each attempting an individual stunt world record on either 7th or 8th March.

The venue for STUNT CHALLENGE is the grounds, parkland and woods of West Wycombe Park, the stately home of Sir Edward Dashwood and his family. Owned by The National Trust, the house is already a popular film and TV location used to hosting rather more genteel productions such as British television series Downton Abbey and movies such as Effie Grey with Emma Thompson, and The Duchess with Keira Knightley. Further back in the 1700s it has a quite different history to explore, with Sir Francis Dashwood’s notorious Hellfire Club.

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