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Great Lakes

A rough, tough classic

Race Information

Saturday June 16th 2018   

AL 21 km 2130 m

£7 pre-entry  £10 on day

What a monster! This one definitely takes you for a big day out into the wild western Lakes. 13 miles and a Simon Booth course record considerably longer than that of Borrowdale gives you some indication of what lies in store!

The route is packed with variety and includes much ground new to fell racing. After an eyeballs-out ascent of The Band to Bowfell, the route makes a high-level summit-hopping circuit of Upper Eskdale, including the two highest peaks in the Lakes: Scafell Pike and Scafell. There follows a crossing of what feels like Middle Earth, forging a path from Slight Side to Blisco fast running over the trackless reaches south of Great Moss. On a clear day it’s magic, but if the clags in then the map will definitely need to be out. The final descent from Blisco is notably steep if you choose to take it head-on.

Please note that Ambleside AC do not allow the use of certain GPS functions for navigation in their races. Before you enter, please read our rationale and details of the rules here

Start time: 11:00am

Pre-entries to: Ben Abdelnoor, The Hollies, Miller Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LJ

Please include a cheque for £7 payable to Ambleside AC



2017 49 runners (report here)

2016 74 runners (report here)

2015 72 runners (report here)

2013 55 runners

2012 301 runners

2011 85 runners

2010 81 runners


Ben Abdelnoor

07896 151179

The Hollies, Miller Bridge, Ambleside, LA22 9LJ


Waterproof jacket (with hood) and trousers, hat, gloves, compass, whistle, map, food, emergency food and anything else you might need to survive on the high fells (more clothes, survival blanket etc.).

Navigation and mountain survival skills essential!


  • Start NY 275 056
  • Bow Fell NY 244 064
  • Esk Pike NY 236 075
  • Great End NY 226 083
  • Scafell Pike NY 215 072
  • Foxes Tarn Gully NY 210 065
  • Sca Fell NY 206 065
  • Slight Side NY 209 050
  • Pike of Blisco NY 271 042
  • Finish NY 276 057


  • M : 2:37:31 Simon Booth, 2009
  • L : 3.24.45 Georgia Tindley 2016