Running Keswick the Lake District

From fell-running to forest tracks, lakeshore paths and parks all with fantastic views Keswick is a great place to run whatever terrain you prefer. If you enjoy running with other people we have not just one but three parkruns plus a wide range of sporting events

Keswick parkrun

A free, timed 5km run that is open to all abilities. Every Saturday at 9am along the old Keswick to Threlkeld railway line path. More info.

Whinlatter Forest parkrun

A free, timed 5km run open to all abilities. Every Saturday at 9am in Whinlatter Forest. Spectacular views towards Derwentwater, a hilly course the most elevation gain of any parkrun  in the UK. More info.

Keswick Junior parkrun

A weekly free 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). Held every Sunday at 9am in Lower Fitz Park Keswick. More info.

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter has a permanent waymarked 5K run (the parkrun route) and a 10k running route in the forest.

Sporting Events

Annual events include the Keswick Half Marathon, Derwentwater Ten, Lakeland Trails plus a choice of triathlons and duathlons. The annual Keswick Mountain Festival held in May offers a variety of running events. More info and what's on.

Festivals and Sporting Events

Running often features in local sporting events and festivals. Find out more here.

Download pdf - Whinlatter Running Routes