Lake District Fell Running Camp
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Enjoy a relaxing weekend in this fell running retreat in the Lake District. With multiple optional classes and guided runs on offer as well as a stunning location, all will love this calming and informative retreat.
Fell Running Weekend
Fri 29th Apr 2022
Broughton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Broughton-in-Furness LA20 6BB, UK
Fell Running Weekend:4:00pm
Your chance to experience fell running in the Dunnerdales, this running camp will take you on guided runs by a top local fell and mountain runner as well as qualified mountain guide Ceri Rees.
The Dunnerdales is the spiritual homeland of fell running, and all will love this long weekend taking placed just a valley away from the fell legend, Joss Naylor's house.
You will stay 3 nights at the Stephenson Ground Farmhouse in the Duddon Valley, before venturing off towards Coniston and Eskdale Fells on your runs. Previous camps have included dinner on the second night by fell running legend and sheep farmer Joss Naylor who regaled us with some of his running stories and his reflections on fell running.
An old 5-bedroom Cumbrian Farmhouse, Stephenson House is set in the tranquil fells of the Furness peninsula in a hidden corner of the south west lakeland. Build between 1720 and 1810, the farm and the original cruck barn go back to 1509 when it was created from part of the Furness Abbey Estate.
The house and its windows all face south across woodland and sheep-grazed fields down to the Irish Sea. At the back of the house, to the north and west, there are Cumbrian fells and mountains of the Lake District. Looking out to the east there is an expanse of forestry commission land
The small but dramatic River Lickle runs through the valley down to Broughton Mills where it joins the much larger River Duddon. Local excavations show that the area has been occupied for some 4000 years. Artifacts from these excavations are on display at the Information Centre in Broughton-in-Furness.
- Three nights accommodation (Fri, Sat and Sun) in a very amenable, secluded farm house
- Three days of guided runs of varying lengths – including one night run
- The chance to enter nearby Coniston fell race (13k) on Saturday (or just watch it)
- Home-cooked meals
- Expert guides and run leaders
- An introduction to technique on hills and moving without inhibition
- Pick up from the nearest train station (please contact the organiser to arrange this)
- A pub supper on Sunday afternoon/evening – for those who choose to stay on, you will eat out at a nearby pub
- Pick ups from other locations other than specified
- Race entry
How to get there
Broughton-in-Furness LA20 6BB, UKGet full directions
Pick-up from the nearest train station will be available - please contact the organiser to arrange this.
Event day logistics
16:00 - 17:00 Arrive at Stephenson Grounds
18:00 10k Run around Duddon Valley
19:30 Dinner at the Blacksmiths Arms
Lifts will be provided from the farmhouse, or you can make your own way there.
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 9-12 mile run to Coniston depending on preference and ability
12:30 Those who want to run the Coniston Fell Race will be driven to Coniston and entered in the race.
12:30 - 14:30 Late lunch in Coniston
17:00 Navigation or route planning session before dinner
18:30 Dinner at the Blacksmiths Arms
08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Morning run or short 5 mile run
17:00 Option of shorter 5 mile run
Dinner will be cooked by caterers.
07:00 - 08:00 Early breakfast
08:45 Pack up as all must leave by 10am - 10:30am.
08:45 - 09:45 Option of an early run
Coniston Fell Race
There is the option to enter the Coniston Fell Race, which takes place at 12:30pm on the Saturday. It's a 14k race and entries on the day are £10.
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- Head torch
- Spare casual clothes
- Trail or fell shoes
- Waterproof/windproof bottoms and top
- Camelbag or water container for runs
- Bumbag or small backpack for running/daytrips
- Pound coins/cash (enough for steam train or to place a bet on the hounds!)
- OS Explorer Map OL6: The Lake District: South-western
Optional Kit List
- Map (if you’d like to work on your navigation skills)
- Something to read
Do I have to do all the runs at the Lake District Fell Running Camp?
It's completely up to you which, and how many, classes you take part in. It's all about enjoying yourself.
I'm worried I won't be able to keep up on the runs at the Lake District Fell Running Camp, what ability do you need to be?
Runners will be grouped based on their ability and preference, so there's no need to worry about not being able to keep up!
When do I need to arrive for the Lake District Fell Running Camp?
Entrants should arrive in time for their first run at 4pm.
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