QUIRKY COUN­TRY­SIDE

Wife-car­ry­ing race

Country Living (UK) - - Emporium -

Cou­ples head to the Nower Wood­land Re­serve in Sur­rey to take part in this tra­di­tion started 12 cen­turies ago by Vik­ing raiders. Men race while car­ry­ing their part­ner along a hilly 380-me­tre course – the win­ner takes home a bar­rel of lo­cal Pil­grim ale; the loser re­ceives a cer­e­mo­nial tin of dog food.

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