Buttermere Trail Race 2020

Buttermere Trail Race 2020

Information and registration

29 March 2020

2020 EVENT POSTPONED: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation escalating, the Buttermere Trail Race has now been postponed until later in the year.

​Following all the latest applicable guidance issued by the UK Government & discussions with the landowners, we are satisfied this is the right decision. Not only in the interests of the health and safety of all participants and team but to members of the public.

Further details have been emailed to participants
. Please be patient in any response as we have a lot of enquiries to deal with,

Kind Regards,
High Terrain Events Team

A stunning trail run in an iconic location with breathtaking views from start to finish...

Based in the beautiful Buttermere valley set amidst a dramatic landscape of high fells. This superb 20k course starts with a circuit around the whole of Buttermere Lake in a clockwise direction. This is a classic route described as "one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District".

The event is to be based from the National Trust field at the north west corner of Buttermere Lake (GR 173 163). This is situated approx. 400m down the bridleway track south of the village (see Event Map). The start/finish will be located here.

Registration: 0830-1000 (Numbers will be issued at registration). Registration will be based from Croft House Farm Café, they'll be opening up early to provide some pre-event caffeine and fuel.

Participant Feedback

"Well, today I took on the buttermere 20km challenge and what a fantastic race it was. fantastic organisation...credit to high terrain events it was amazing start to finish and we even had a bit of sunshine thrown in...along with fantastic water stations stocked with jelly babies and cake! highly recommend this most beautiful and scenic course for any trail runner it was fab" Anne Berry

"Todays race was a little more special than normal. Today marks 12 months of racing so what better way to celebrate than by doing Buttermere all over again but this time coming 1st Lady, a truly fantastic route and event as always! Thanks @highterrain" Lou Stubbings

Entry Fee: £25 (price includes contribution to The National Trust).

Entries: Due to the special natural environment of Buttermere the event has a 200 limit.

Car Sharing: PLEASE TRY TO CAR SHARE WHERE POSSIBLE AS PARKING IS LIMITED. As well as reducing the carbon footprint of the event and saving on fuel, it will ease the parking process for us at the race. The parking field has been too wet for the previous few editions and therefore participants will need to use the public parking areas if this is the case. As parking is very limited in and around the village it would be hugely appreciated if participants car share.

What's Included

  • Professionally run event
  • Qualified and experienced personel at various checkpoints
  • Qualified medical support
  • Online registration
  • Fully marked routes
  • A stunning event venue
  • Hydration stations on the course & refreshments at finish
  • Unique finishers medal, customised race number
  • Contribution to National Trust (This helps directly with trail maintenance & repair in this beautiful area)
  • Free event parking (this is subject to conditions)

Terrain: A low level undulating route with a great combination of off-road running terrain throughout ranging from lakeshore trails, hard-packed rocky trails, grassy tracks & woodland singletrack. The initial section around Buttermere Lake is more hard-packed trail with some technical rocky sections. The section after Sourmilk Gill and along the western side of Crummmock water is is wet and rough underfoot interspersed with rocky single track trails. The other side of Crummock water comprises more hard packed trails.

The course will be well marked so there is no need for any navigational skills... Just enjoy the beautiful scenery with every step of the way...

 Event information
29 March 2020
Croft House Farm Cafe
Buttermere Village, Great Britain
See map below

High Terrain Events

In case of questions about the event please contact High Terrain Events:


Buttermere Trail Race 2020

  • Croft House Farm Cafe
  • Buttermere Village
  • Great Britain

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