Borrowdale Fell Race
The Borrowdale Fell Race is an endurance challenge consisting of 17 miles across tough terrain including 6500 feet of ascent (27km, 2000m). The event will start and finish at the Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite.
The Race will be limited to 500 competitors. The first 500 entries received from appropriately experienced runners, will be accepted.
What makes it special
- Fell running
- Endurance challenge
3rd August 2019 at 11am
Other things to do nearby
There is no better place for climbing Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Bowfell.
The 19 kilometre red grade Altura trail has two loops which includes 15 kilometres of challenging single track sections and popular features like berms, jumps, rock features, skinnies, cork screws and
Cycling around Derwentwater is a great day in the saddle. Admire the ever changing and breathtaking views across Derwentwater and stop off at the cafe at Grange and Keswick to keep you going.
Shepherd's crag is a unique climbing ground! The buttresses provide good pitches for both beginner and tiger. The rock is generally excellent.
Fast and furious dragon boat racing is a must for groups and for something totally different, don't miss the experience of sailing or rowing a Viking Longboat.
The Borrowdale valley has a great reputation with fell runners. And thanks to the races the hostel organises, YHA Borrowdale is now attracting plenty of people with a passion for dashing.
For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere. Visit the website
Based on the shores of Derwent Water, you can hire equipment or take a lesson in kayaking, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Visit the Platty+ website
Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.
Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass.
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.
Don't miss the classic scramble up Slab and Notch on Pillar Rock.
Climb one of the hills right next to the bunkhouse to make the most of the beautiful landscape and see the world from a different perspective.
Experience the thrill of two wheels. See the world from a different angle, get the excitement of speed and learn how to handle your bike on the rough stuff while staying in control
Try one of our courses and explore all of the fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area.
Enjoy the thrill of sailing your own boat. Whether you're looking for speed or relaxation, we'll teach you the basic skills to make your boat move (and stop!), and turn it where you want to go.