Lake District Fell Running Camp
Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK 3 nights from £390

Lake District Fell Running Camp

This is your chance to experience the unique flavour of fell running in the Dunnerdales, the spiritual homeland of fell running. Run in the fells with likeminded people and stay in a cosy farmhouse.

  • 4 days fell running

Highlights

Dramatic Lake District scenery

Dramatic Lake District scenery

Explore the fells of the National Park at sunrise, sunset and at night.

Overview

Experience a long weekend of fell running, just a valley away from the house of fell legend, Joss Naylor.

Your guides will be a top local fell runner and experienced mountain runner, as well as qualified mountain guide, Ceri Rees, who has raced at all levels in the sport and knows the surrounding valleys, as well as local expert Jacob Tomkin.

You will spend three nights staying near the beautiful Duddon Valley and venture off towards Coniston and Eskdale Fells on different days. Previous camps have included dinner on the second night by fell running legend and sheep farmer, Joss Naylor, who regales the group with some of his running stories and reflections on fell running.

Need to know

Camp highlights:

  • 3 nights' accommodation in an amenable, secluded farm house
  • 3 days of guided runs of varying lengths – including a night run
  • Chance to enter a local fell race (or just watch it)
  • Home cooked meals throughout
  • Route panning and navigation practice
  • Talk from Ceri about living with the godfather of Kenyan distance running, Kipchoge Keino
  • Q&A session with Ceri
  • Technique on the hill; moving without inhibition

Dates

This camp usually takes place April/May.

  • Mountain
  • Average fitness
  • Solo
  • Groups
  • Couples

Fitness levels

Some background in running would be beneficial and you should have a reasonable level of fitness. However you don’t have to be a primed athlete to sign up. You just need to be capable of running a half marathon at any pace.

Accommodation

Millers Cottage in Broughton in Furness sits at the bottom on the edge of the Dunnerdale valley. It's a lovely, old, rustic venue, ideally situated for access to the trails and fells.

Season

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

  • Transfers

Meeting point

Millers Cottage
Broughton-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA20 6BW
UK

Pick up from the nearest train station is available.

  • Mountain

Itinerary

  • Friday

    16:00-17:00 | Arrive at Millers Cottage.
    18:00 | Head out for a short 10K run on Friday night around the Duddon Valley. 
    You will be able to get a lovely warm shower at the cottage.

  • Saturday

    08:00-09:00 | Breakfast
    10:00 | Head out to Coniston for the longest run, 9 to 12 miles, depending on preference and ability. 
    12:30 | Those who want to run a local fell race can do so. The others can watch the race after their run.
    12:30-2:30pm | Late Lunch in Coniston followed by a lift back to base. Optional wild swimming for anyone who fancies a dip.
    17:00 | Navigation or route planning session before dinner.
    18:30pm | Dinner at the award-winning Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills or the Woolpack Inn at the bottom of the Hard Knott valley.

  • Sunday

    08:00-08:30 | Breakfast will be cooked for you.
    10:00 | Head out for a morning run from the farmhouse towards Seathwaite, or a shorter run of around 5 miles.
    17:00 | Optional second run of about 5 miles.
    Dinner will be cooked by caterers using local produce.

  • Monday

    07:00-08:00 | Early breakfast.
    08:45 | Pack up.
    08:45-09:45 | Optional early run, depending on when you need to get off. You will be able to shower afterwards before leaving.

  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Meals
  • Transfers

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation (Fri, Sat and Sun)
  • 3 days of guided runs of varying lengths, including one evening run.
  • Chance to enter a local fell race (or just watch it), the Coniston Fell Race (8 miles with some technical aspects)
  • All food, home cooked and provided by caterers (vegan options available).
  • Route panning and navigation practice
  • Q&A session with Ceri and local fell running expert Jacob Tomkin
  • Technique on the hill; moving without inhibition
  • Pick up and drop off from the nearest train station

Not Included

  • Personal running kit
  • Towels
  • Pub supper Sunday afternoon/evening
  • Pick up and drop off from other locations
  • Fell race entry
  • Single Room Supplement (double bed) £30

  • The full cost of the Lake District Fell Running Camp is due at the time of booking.
  • It's easy to book a double room all to yourself and there is a supplement of £30.
  • Take part in the full itinerary but organise your own accommodation for £205.
  • 2024 prices to be confirmed.

 

Costs

Price per person (inc deposit)

£390.00

Enquiries & bookings

If you have any questions or would like to check availability or make a booking, please provide a few details about you, your group size and any preferred dates. A member of the team will then get back to you or you can go ahead and book online.