Fell & trail running

Experience the freedom and thrill that running in the hills offers. Whether you're a road-runner looking to get a bit more excitement out of the sport, a hill walker wanting to enjoy the mountains in a different way, or an experienced fell runner wanting someone with the knowledge and experience to show you the best lines in classic Lake District races, you're sure to have a fantastic time if you come running with us.

We offer either a full-day or half-day runs, and some examples of these are shown below.

How fit do I need to be?

You need a reasonable level of fitness to come out running with us, but not necessarily as much as you think and we can tailor-make the day based upon how much experience you've got. As a rough guide, being able to run for 4-5 miles is advantageous to enjoy a good run in the hills. We'll discuss this with you when you make a booking.

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Half-day runs

Half a day is ideal for summiting a mountain or two, running around a lake, or recceing some shorter races. For example:
  • Fairfield Horseshoe or Kentmere Horseshoe race routes.
  • Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough or Whernside.
  • Scafell Pike up & down.

​Full-day runs

A full day of running is suitable for longer mountain runs covering many summits, and for recceing some longer Lake District classic races. For example:

Fell running courses

The best way to truly experience this fantastic sport is to come on a fell running course with us. They normally run (pun not intended!) over two days and we'll cover everything you need to get you on your way to become a fully-fledged fell runner. The topics we'll cover will be completely tailor-made to complement your own experience, but examples include:

  • Gear choice: what to take and when.
  • Navigation for runners.
  • Route planning
  • Race pacing, choosing the best lines and training.
  • Nutrition, whilst out running, before and after.
  • More advanced topics: run-scrambles; preparing for long-distance challenges; winter fell running.

Gear you'll need

We will talk to you about specific kit requirements when you make a booking, but as a rule you'll need a pair of trail or fell running shoes with a good grip and a rucksack or bumbag that is comfortable to run with (dependent on the run).


These are our standard prices, but get in touch for an exact quote for your tailor-made experience:
  1-2 people 3-4 people 5+ people
Fell and trail running
Full day runs in the Lake District, e.g. legs of the Bob Graham round, Borrowdale fell race route
£130 £150 Get in touch for a quote for 5 people or more.
Fell and trail running (half day)
Half-day day runs in the Lake District, e.g. Fairfield Horseshoe fell race route
£90 £110 Get in touch for a quote for 5 people or more.
Fell running course (two days)
Two days of fell running training in the Lake District.
£220 £240 Get in touch for a quote for 5 people or more.

Other practicalities

We'll discuss other practicalities, such as meeting times and places, with you when you make a booking.

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