Club Runs

“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.

Date Location Details
30th May Fangs Brow.

BurnBank, Carling Knott, Blake, Burnbank and the Owsen option - not many have tried the return leg strava segment......

6th Jun Stonethwaite.

This is well out of our territory, and comfort zone.

In preparation for the CFR championship race in a couple of weeks, we will have a recce of the race route.

I can imagine having a quick pint in the pub afterwards with a bag of crisps.

Driving time from Cockermouth is just over 35 minutes. From Whitehaven, its less than an hour....

13th Jun Whinlatter Pass. Car park on the right, on the way up from Lorton.

Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, Grisedale Pike and back down - hopefully this year without the tree felling operations.

20th Jun Kelton Road End

Most CFR members will be saving themselves for tomorrow night's Langstrath Race. There may be a low turnout.....Those who turn up will have to decide a route for themselves.

27th Jun Wasdale. Greendale

Long drive for some, but its worth it to see John. Who will lead us on up Middle Fell, Seatallan and try to convince us that he knows where the top of Buckbarrow is. Be nice to him though.....he invited us back to his house for beer last time.

Club president lives near by............

4th Jul Lanthwaite Green Car Park

Grasmoor - via the North West ridge - limited running in the first hour....Back down Gasgale Gill.

11th Jul Sale Fell
18th Jul Buttermere, bottom of Newlands pass

Robinson and possibly beyond. But not too far - don't want to miss last orders for bar food at the Fish Inn.
"Traditional" summer social run and bar meal.
I will start a debate..."If we sit outside there will be midges"