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The routes here are all on legally accessible roads and footpaths. When out in the Lakes please note the following:

  • Always wear appropriate footwear
  • Respect other road/trail users and give way when necessary
  • Be prepared for poor weather
  • Close all gates


If you want to combine a visit to Langdale with an event and some competition there are two 10k road races and a marathon and half marathon which all take place in the Langdale Valley.


Local Running Events -


Great Langdale Road Races

Fell Racers try the Three Shires and Langdale Horseshoe 20k fell races organised by Ambleside Athletics Club - more information

Langdale Full & half marathon.




Max Altitude

It's a marathon (or half)

Hard /

Very Hard



The wealth of good quality trail running and road running in the area surrounding the Langdale Valley is some of the best in the UK and for those that like their trails steep and challenging the fell running in the surrounding hills is some of the best in the UK.

All the routes start and finish at Langdale and are graded Easy, Moderate or Hard.


Easy = suitable for families, novices, bad weather, generally on roads and well-made paths


Moderate = suitable for those who run (or have run) regularly. May include rough tracks and moderate hills


Hard = longer runs with hills and rough terrain, sustained uphill and downhill sections, remote locations

run in the lake district.

These are just our own opinions on how hard (or not) the routes are. Opinions do vary though ... so ... if you feel we've got any of them them wrong, please accept our apologies!