Borrowdale Trail Run

2018 Date: Saturday 7th July 

Three Stunning Keswick Trail Races in partnership with the National Trust.

Borrowdale Trail Runs are a classic on the trail race calendar. The courses are a trail runners dream, incorporating everything in terms of scenery and variation of terrain, with distances of 5k, 13k & 21k there's something for every runner. If this isn't enough, try our trail marathon incorporating Scafell Pike.

21k Route: Runners will start in the grounds of the spectactualar Lingholm Estate. From here the runners will be following a single track trail towards Hawse End Bay on the shores of Derwentwater. The route then joins the scenic lakeshore trail through mixed woodland to the picturesque village of Grange, before winding its way past Castle Crag and on to the typical stone built Lakeland village of Rosthwaite. A steady climb out of Rosthwaite leads to a welcome descent into the hamlet of Watendlath. A spectacular trail follows the beautiful Watendlath valley before descending to Ashness Bridge via a short road section. Here the panorama opens out with views down to the lake and fells beyond. A singletrack traverse passes the aptly named Falcon Crags which loom up on your right, followed by a gradual descent into Great Wood. Cross the Borrowdale road back to the lakeshore past Friars Crag, a rocky promontory, and follow the path skirting the shore of the bay back into the finish at Crow Park, Keswick.

13km Route: This deviates off the main route at the south end of Derwent water and crosses the road into High Lodore woods. A testing section of single track ascends through the woods parallel to the famous climbing area of Shepherd's Crag. Follow the trail alongside the beck past spectacular waterfallls and pools to rejoin the main route at Ashness Wood.


5K Lakeshore Route: This is a fantastic route if you are new to trail running. Starting & finishing at Crow Park, the route winds past Friar's Crag "Keswick's best view" following the lakeshore trails to Calfclose Bay & the Centenary Stone. Enjoy the spectacular views down into the Borrowdale Valley. Cross the shingle beach & loop back to rejoin the outward loop at Ings Wood. The terrain is predominantly easy gravel trails with some gentle inclines.?

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2018 Date: Saturday 7th July 

Three Stunning Keswick Trail Races in partnership with the National Trust.

Borrowdale Trail Runs are a classic on the trail race calendar. The courses are a trail runners dream, incorporating everything in terms of scenery and variation of terrain, with distances of 5k, 13k & 21k there's something for every runner. If this isn't enough, try our trail marathon incorporating Scafell Pike.

21k Route: Runners will start in the grounds of the spectactualar Lingholm Estate. From here the runners will be following a single track trail towards Hawse End Bay on the shores of Derwentwater. The route then joins the scenic lakeshore trail through mixed woodland to the picturesque village of Grange, before winding its way past Castle Crag and on to the typical stone built Lakeland village of Rosthwaite. A steady climb out of Rosthwaite leads to a welcome descent into the hamlet of Watendlath. A spectacular trail follows the beautiful Watendlath valley before descending to Ashness Bridge via a short road section. Here the panorama opens out with views down to the lake and fells beyond. A singletrack traverse passes the aptly named Falcon Crags which loom up on your right, followed by a gradual descent into Great Wood. Cross the Borrowdale road back to the lakeshore past Friars Crag, a rocky promontory, and follow the path skirting the shore of the bay back into the finish at Crow Park, Keswick.

13km Route: This deviates off the main route at the south end of Derwent water and crosses the road into High Lodore woods. A testing section of single track ascends through the woods parallel to the famous climbing area of Shepherd's Crag. Follow the trail alongside the beck past spectacular waterfallls and pools to rejoin the main route at Ashness Wood.


5K Lakeshore Route: This is a fantastic route if you are new to trail running. Starting & finishing at Crow Park, the route winds past Friar's Crag "Keswick's best view" following the lakeshore trails to Calfclose Bay & the Centenary Stone. Enjoy the spectacular views down into the Borrowdale Valley. Cross the shingle beach & loop back to rejoin the outward loop at Ings Wood. The terrain is predominantly easy gravel trails with some gentle inclines.?

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