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THE LAKES
MARCH 2025

March 28th - 3 Nights

Location: Lake District, Cumbria, UK

Accommodation Style: Cosy Cottage

Running: 4 x Runs. 7km, 30km, 12km, 11km

Terrain: 99% Trail, 1% Road, Hills Included

Maximum Places: 16 (Shared Rooms)

Ability: Level 2 - ALL  [Difficulty Pyramid]

Focus: Relaxed Fell Running & Wild Swims

Prices From £549 | DEPOSIT ONLY £109

GUIDED GROUP FELL RUNNING IN THE LAKES

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Itinerary

A full immersion into the best of the Lake District. Expect rugged fells, stunning views and breathtaking swims, before catching your breath and rehydrating in some of the Lakes' famed village pubs. We'll be staying in a selection of gorgeous cottages in Coniston, in the heart of the Lakes, with a 10 minute walk down to the lakeshore for easy access at all times. The weekend kicks off with a short evening shakeout on Friday to find your trail legs, before kicking them into action with a 30k fell run on Saturday, featuring a visit to the Esk plungepools for the mid-run dip of dreams. After recovering with a BBQ and games, we'll head back out into the fells on Sunday for a shorter route, with some ridge time still packed in. There'll be no Sunday scaries, as the weekend closes out with a sunrise jaunt up Coniston Old Man on Monday morning, followed by paddleboarding on the lake and a final pub lunch before departure. Don't worry, there'll be an opportunity to run and swim every day.

Day 1 - Friday 28th March

Arrive & Run - 7km, 275m

Arrival day. Arrive into the village of Coniston between 13:00-14:00. We'll gather the group and begin settling into our gorgeous cottages followed by a quick welcome message by Nick and a briefing from the team. From 15:00 we'll be straight off up 'The Bell' to get those legs moving after your travels. Simply arrive with plenty of time to check in, change and we'll be running before the last of the days light fades over the lakes. Post run, and having had more time to settle in, dinner will be a relaxed affair in the village, setting us up for a big day out tomorrow.

Running in the Lake District Run Weekends
Day 2 - Saturday 29th March

Long Run Day with Lake Swims - 30km, 2000m

It'll be an early start (although not the earliest this weekend...) to get out for our longest run of the trip. After breakfast in the cottages, we'll set off to run 30km with nearly 2000m ascent over the Coniston ridge and western fells to Eskdale. On our way we'll pass the Upper Esk plungepools, your first opportunity to swim, or indulge in some cliff jumping if you're feeling brave, before running through the idyllic Esk and Duddon valleys, finishing down the historic Walna Scar Road. The late afternoon will be filled with outdoor games - did someone say spikeball? We'll then have the evening to recover before a BBQ dinner. We'll allow plenty of time for a hilly day full of fells.

Running Holiday in the Lake District
Day 3 - Sunday 30th March

Ridge Running, Waterfalls and Lake Swims - 12km, 750m

Staying in a beautiful cottage means we can have a home cooked breakfast together around the farmhouse style kitchen table. It's a shorter day today, but not to be underestimated, with 750m ascent still on the cards - so fuel up well. We'll have porridge, cooked breakfasts and plenty of tea and coffee to start the morning. From the peaks we'll follow the beautiful winding descents into the woodlands above Tilberthwaite. Wetherlam and Holme Fell offer us ridge running, forests and waterfalls to keep view-hungry eyes occupied. It's then a chilled afternoon with lake swims, the potential of a steam gondola cruise (availability permitting),  followed by dinner at the cosiest pub in the village.

Running in the Lake District
Day 4 - Monday 31st March

Sunrise Day, Grab your Head Torches - 11km, 750m

 

It's too good to miss. Gather for a 03:15 departure (yes that's not a typo) We're aiming for sunrise on the summit at 04:40. What a great opportunity to enjoy this classic without the midday hoards. Of course, our route features a fly-by past a tarn on the way down, in case the sunrise didn't quite wake you up. After our run, we'll have a relaxed breakfast together back at the cottage and quite possibly a short nap before our final water-based activity of the trip: Optional Paddlebording! A final hearty pub lunch, and that's all folks. Your weekend comes to a close at 14:00.

Run Weekends in the Lake District

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Included

Accommodation

3 Nights in Cosy Cottage

Perfecly Situated Accommodation

Shared Rooms

Running

60km Fell Running with Nick

Day 1, 7km.

Day 2, 30km.

Day 3, 12km.

Day 4, 11km.

Meals

3 x Breakfast

3 x Lunch & running snacks

3 x Dinner

One drink with all meals

Travel

All travel within your weekend is included. All you need to do, is get to us and get home again. We are staying in Coniston Village.

Activities

Guided Fell Running

Night Running

Lake Swims

Paddle Boarding

Photos

Nick and the team will be taking photos throughout the weekend. You'll be sent these via a link post weekend.

Not Included

Travel

You must make your own way to and from our weekend location. We are meeting in Coniston Village

Travel Insurance. You must come prepared with appropriate travel insurance.

Extras

All drinks.

Additional food

Snacks on run routes.

Cash for souvenirs

Kit

You'll need clothes. Run gear, casual clothes, decent footwear and any bags, bottles etc you may want for the runs. Head Torch Required.

Early Bird

Standard

Limited Availability

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(Shared Room)

2 Persons
(Shared Room)

1 Person
(Shared Room)

2 Persons
(Shared Room)

All bookings (1 person or 2 persons) will be in a shared room

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Run Leader

Nick Butter

You'll be running with Nick.

 

Nick is very keen for every Run Weekend to be as inclusive as possible. Runners of all abilities, shapes and sizes, ages and genders, and from all walks of life. Nick has a vast wealth of experience. Many running world records, multiple best selling running books, dozens of awards, and has completed over 1013 marathons. You're in good hands.

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Packing List

Suggestions:

  • Running Shoes (Trail Ideally)

  • Socks x 2 or 3

  • Shorts x 2

  • T-Shirt / Vest x 2

  • Lightweight Waterproof / Windproof x 1

  • Long Sleeve Breathable x 1

  • Running Bag (2-3 litres minimum)​​

  • Lightweight travel bag

  • Medical / Allergies Card

  • Head Torch

  • Hand Sanitizer & Sun Cream

  • Foil Blanket & Whistle

  • Warm Jumper for the mountains

Optional

  • Spare Thick Layer (if you're a cold person)

  • Watch & Charger

  • £50 - £100 Emergency Cash

  • Lightweight Battery Pack & Cable

  • Sunglasses

  • Gloves if your fingers get cold

  • Extra casual daytime outfit 

  • Extra snacks or drinks

  • Pain Killers / Antiinflamatories

  • Top Tip: Backup your phone before you come incase you drop it.

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