“Surely there is no other place in this whole wonderful world quite like Lakeland ...... no other so exquisitely lovely, no other so charming, no other that calls so insistently across the distance. All who truly love Lakeland are exiles when away from it” A.W.
We meet every Tuesday at 6.30pm for a club run on the beautiful Western fells (even after only a few days of work one can feel like an exile). Our usual haunts include the fells surrounding Buttermere (Grasmoor, High Stile, Melbreak) and the Western fells around Ennerdale and Cold Fell. If the weather is bad we may stay low on the tracks and trails.
If you are visiting the area or thinking of joining the club feel free to pop along and join us.
We usually run for between 1 and 2 hours at a comfortable pace with frequent regrouping with some runners incorporating hill reps. Sometimes a fast group will decide to go further or a slow group to stay lower: it varies each week with the terrain and the turnout.
If the schedule is quite short it means we are in the process of deciding where to run next. Please keep checking the website for updated runs. Members may also post other runs at other times e.g. weekend runs, or recces of upcoming races.
PLEASE NOTE: These runs are weather dependent and whilst we like to think we are a hardy bunch sometimes the weather does get the better of us. Please check the website for any last minute route changes.
Passports at the ready. Note the slightly later start - in order to allow people time to get there. The car park is behind the farm.
A recce of the Fellside race course. The race is in July. This is an early recce - this will leave you plenty of time to return and either correct the errors we made, or try and find your way 'cos you weren't paying attention the first time.
This is a great race but.......This race really does need a recce - there are many going wrong opportunities. There could be a limited number of starters - you could spend the race looking for others. If the fog is down, we may not see some club members for weeks.
Travelling times - Cockermouth to Fellside 33 minutes. Whitehave to Fellside 50 minutes....according to the AA travel planner.
Flat fell and Dent in the light.
|10th Jul||Lanthwaite Green||
Off up Whiteside and along the best ridge in the area to Hopegill Head. Might have time for Crag Hill? before heading back down the Valley.
|17th Jul||Greendale - Wasdale||
The now traditional trip to Wasdale, for the run up Middle Fell / Seatallan.
Followed by the even more traditional visit to John Fletcher's garden for a beer.
John promises that it will be warmer this year, and you will not need to break the ice on your beer.
|24th Jul||Fangs Brow||
You might be one of a small select group tonight.
Everyone else is saving themselves for the Fellside race tomorrow night.
If you know where you are going, head off up Blake and its environs.