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Three Shires Fell Race

Saturday 17th September 2022

Category: AL

  • Distance: 20km / 12.4miles
  • Climb: 1220m / 4003ft

11am start


Entry fee £14

Enter on SI entries from 1st July 2022

There will be no entries on the day!

Venue (no parking)

Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale, Ambleside.

Take Coniston road out of Ambleside and follow for 3 miles before turning Right for Little Langdale and Wrynose Pass. After mile turn Left for Little Langdale and Wrynose Pass. Follow road for 1 mile to race venue – please do not attempt to park at the race venue, see details below for parking at Hodge Close and follow signs and instructions


Parking will be on the hard standing at Hodge Close Quarry. Follow the A593 from Ambleside towards Coniston (past the turning for Wrynose and the Three Shires) until you see the race parking signs. Then follow the signs. Please do not attempt to park anywhere else in the valley. The car park is a 25 minute walk from the Three Shires Inn so please leave extra time. is in fields adjacent to the start. No charge.

Race Route

Follow tracks to intake gate at GR 296 023
CP1 – Wetherlam – GR 288 011
CP2 – Swirl How – GR 273 006
CP3 – Three Shires Stone – GR 276 027
CP4 – Pike O’Blisco – GR 272 042
Please ensure you pass over footbridge at south end of Blea Tarn.
CP5 – Lingmoor – GR 302 046
Follow flags from Intake Gate at GR 314 038 to race finish.

NB The Three Shires Stone Checkpoint will close 2hours after the start. This will be strictly enforced in the interest of your safety and transport back is not provided. If timed out you must still report Race Registration on your return.

Please note that the FRA do not allow use of GPS for navigation.

Please read the FRA safety requirements here before you enter.


The Three Shires Race is a serious undertaking. The race organisers will try to make the race as safe as possible but we cannot be responsible for you during this event! You should not enter these fells unless you have the appropriate navigation and mountain craft skills and equipment. If you aren’t sure what that means then please don’t enter you may be putting yourself at risk.

The race is run under FRA Rules and we will check that the following minimum kit is carried:- MAP, COMPASS, WHISTLE, FULL WET WEATHER COVER, HAT AND GLOVES. Emergency rations are advised.


Selwyn and Elaine

Previous results

2021  164 runners

2020 – No race Due to COVID

2019  241 runners

2018  233 runners

2017  172 runners

2016  212 runners

2015  260 runners

2014  227 runners

2013  211 runners

2012  250 runners

2011  288 runners

2010  294 runners

2009  279 runners

2008  320 runners

If you have a digital or hard copy of any results prior to 2008 please contact Dan at