Sat 29 Jun 2024 Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Great Lakes

A rough, tough Lakeland classic

  • Sat 29 Jun 2024
Stool End Farm, Ambleside

Great Lakes



Age 18 & over

  • 21 km fell running


AL 21 km 2130 m. What a monster! This one definitely takes you for a big day out into the wild western Lakes. 13 miles and a Tom Simpson course record almost identical to that of Borrowdale gives you some indication of what lies in store! The route is packed with variety and includes much ground new to fell racing. After an eyeballs-out ascent of The Band to Bowfell, the route makes a high-level summit-hopping circuit of Upper Eskdale, including the two highest peaks in the Lakes: Scafell Pike and Scafell. There follows a crossing of what feels like Middle Earth, forging a path from Slight Side to Blisco fast running over the trackless reaches south of Great Moss. On a clear day it’s magic, but if the clags in then the map will definitely need to be out. The final descent from Blisco is notably steep if you choose to take it head-on. This race is only suitable for experienced fell runners and is certainly not appropriate for novices. Experience of fell racing in the lakes and the ability to navigate with a map and compass are essential. Previous experience of similar events is required as part of the entry process. Please note that the FRA do not allow the use of GPS for navigation in fell races.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village


  • Navigation required


  • Age 18 & over
  • Enter online