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Loughrigg Fell Race

Wednesday 10th April 2024

4 miles/1080 feet

6.4 km/330 metres

7pm start from Rothay Park, Ambleside

Pre-enter on SI entries from March 2023

£7 FRA members

£9 non-FRA members

Age clarification: You must turn 15 before 31/12/2024 to take part.

For many, this popular early season evening race heralds the start of Summer. A four mile out and back blast from Rothay Park in Ambleside, this race packs a lot into its short length.

The race starts with a mad dash for the bridge and the exit out of the park. Over the cattle grid and on to the steep climb up the tarmac road which soon levels out and gives way to gravel track. Continuing to gradually climb, you will pass through 2 gates on the bridleway before reaching the final gate and a sharp right turn on to the fell proper. From here the route has a few short sharp climbs interspersed with some fast runnable stretches before the last pull up a pitched path and into the summits view. From here its a quick crawl up the crag to the summit cairn before retracing your steps all the way back to Rothay Park.

Please read the FRA safety requirements here before you enter.

Organiser: Paul Tierney

Contact:      07960470415


Male: Jacob Adkin – 25.26 – 2021

Female: Sarah McCormack – 29.39  – 2017

Tom Addison – winner 2015




2024  170 runners

2023  178 runners

2022  172 runners

2021  108 runners (numbers restricted)

2020   No race due to COVID

2019  269 runners Photos

2018  208 runners

2017  189 runners

2016  174 runners

2015  189 runners     Race Report 2015

2014  195 runners

2013  176 runners

2012  125 runners

2011  117 runners

2010  139 runners

2009  115 runners

2008  105 runners

2007  136 runners

2006  89 runners




Dave Holcroft at Loughrigg before his cycling addiction took hold