A Classic Combination of Lakes, Mountains & Waterfalls...
A stunning trail race based in the beautiful Buttermere valley. Set amidst a dramatic landscape of high fells, this is an incredible circular route around the shores of Buttermere and Crummock Water.
It's an ideal route for all abilities, you do not have to be super-fast or an elite athlete to enter, perfect if you are new to trail running and looking for a new challenge.
Date: Sunday 20th March 2022
Start Time: 1000
Venue: Croft House Farm Cafe, Buttermere Village, Cumbria CA13 9XA.
All routes will be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary.
Course: The initial section follows the southwest shoreline of Buttermere Lake through the beautiful setting of Burtness Woood at the base of Red Pike and High Stile. Returning through the woodland, the route then passes the spectacular waterfall of Sourmilk Gill before contouring along the western shoreline of Crummock Water at the base of Melbreak. Savour the views down the whole valley from the pine clad northern shoreline of Lanthwaite Woods before returning along the eastern shores via the base of Rannerdale Knotts.
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 and woodland singletrack. The initial part of the course is considered more technical as the terrain along the western shoreline of Crummock Water is generally wet and rough underfoot. The second part comprises more hard-packed trails.
Entries: Minimum entry age 17 years old.
"I had a wonderful time at the Buttermere race on Sunday. Super course, super organisation, super friendly marshals, organisers, runners and supporters"