Ambleside Trail 60

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Ambleside Trail 60
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In 1959 Frank Davies opened the doors to the first outdoor equipment shop in Ambleside, he was told that it would never work. Fast forward 60 years and Brathay are very proud to help The Climbers Shop celebrate their Diamond Anniversary by bringing you the Ambleside Trail 60 event; a 60km trail run through some of the most spectacular scenery the Lake District has to offer.
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Sun 8th Sep 2019
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Rothay Park, Ambleside, 1 Vicarage Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DH, UK
Start times
Sun 8th Sep 2019
Event summary
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Route information
Starting from Rothay Park, the Ambleside Trail 60 is a 60km loop made up of some iconic Lake District running. From the park, participants will make their way up and over Loughrigg towards Skelwith Bridge, Tarn Hows and from there onwards towards Coniston. Before reaching Coniston, the route climbs above Coniston Coppermine and toward Lad Stones. Continuing onward, the route makes its way to Little Langdale and after a short but punchy climb reaches Blea Tarn. Runners then make their way up Stake Pass and then follow the Langstrath Beck before climbing back up Lining Crag, the biggest climb on the course. Runners descend into Grasmere and slowly wind their way back toward Ambleside.
What's included
  • Fantastic running experience in the UK's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Timing chip and results (including immediate SMS race position and time)
  • Well-organised with fantastic support around the course
  • Clearly flagged route
  • Refreshment stations at approximately 12 kilometre intervals
  • Finisher's momento
  • Trophy and prize for winners in all categories
  • Post race meal
How to get there
Rothay Park, Ambleside, 1 Vicarage Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DH, UK
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Rothay Park is the event centre for the Ambleside Trail 60. It is set in beautiful scenery below Loughrigg Fell at the centre of the Lake District.
The event starts and finishes in Ambleside, a bustling market town providing everything a visitor could want from numerous shops for outdoor enthusiasts, to local hospitality provided by many restaurants, cafes and bars.
Travelling by car
With easy access from the M6 (J36 from the South - 28 miles, J40 from the North - 29 miles) A591 to Ambleside.
Travelling by train
There are excellent rail connections to Windermere station (via Oxenholme on the West Coast mainline) which is only 5 miles from Brathay. Bus and taxi services are available at Windermere station.
Event day logistics
Runners will assemble in Rothay Park at 7:45am for final instructions.
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