Spring in lakeland 50 - 2021

Our New Spring in Lakeland 50 Mile event has been carried forward from 2020 and is scheduled for 17 & 18 April 2021.  Many entrants have carried their entries forward via SiEntries and entries were due to open 1 November 2020. 

Current restrictions mean we will not be able to have more than 150 entrants on the event, and we are currently oversubscribed.  We therefore will not open entries on 1 November for obvious reasons and we await advice from our NEC regarding hosting long events.  We will make a final decision about whether this event is viable based on the COVID situation in the 2021 New Year. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes anyone and rest assured we will look after you all if in worst case scenario we have to cancel and refund. 



A New 50 Mile Challenge for you, which we hope will appeal to regular participants of our Kendal and Ambleside based events! 

Click Here to get to the SportIdent Page.  (Ambleside in April, based on our original Spring in Lakeland has also sadly been cancelled this year.  They will be rescheduling too, we think for Spring 2021)


It is a pleasure to announce that Lakeland Group will be hosting a brand new Spring in Lakeland 50 on April 17-18 2021.

The event will be based in the village of Staveley, between Kendal & Windermere, and explores the beautiful and little walked South East corner of the Lake District. 8.30 start with Registration at 7.30am.  The format will be three loops from the Staveley HQ, so you will have options of 18, 34 or 50 miles depending on how many loops you walk (1-3).  We have provided you with preview route descriptions AND GPX FILES for the three loops below  - THESE ARE VERSION 3 DRAFTS UPDATED 5 FEBRUARY 2020 - PRETTY CLOSE TO THE FINAL THING FOLKS.  










Gurnal Dubs ReservoirHit the hut!

Loop 1 (18 miles) follows the Dales Way to the outskirts of Windermere to join the tourists on an ascent of Orrest Head. A steady climb to near 1500 feet up the Garburn Pass reveals the Far Eastern Fells in all their glory and leads to the lovely quiet valley of Kentmere and back to Staveley. 

Add Loop 2 (34 miles total) to climb Potter Fell for views as far as the 40 miles to Blackpool Tower and into the even lovelier and quieter Longsleddale valley, where you will be outnumbered by new born lambs in April.

Add Loop 3 (your 50 miles option), heading South to Kendal via the impressive limestone escarpment of Scout Scar, with an easy return for tired legs along the River Kent.

Free off road parking, limited sleeping accommodation on Friday night, a shower (just one, sorry!) and rest facilities at the end of the event are on offer. Staveley itself has some pre and post event attractions, not least Hawkshead Brewery, and is very well served by road  and public transport links.


LongsleddalePotter Fell

Lakeland group is a small one and our resources will be fully stretched by the event. We already have offers of help from two non-LDWA organisations and would be most grateful for assistance with checkpoint manning from other LDWA groups and members (offers to tonywilley@btinternet.com). As an incentive we are offering free entry on Loop 1 to anyone willing to man one of the Loop 3 checkpoints.


This is a one off 50 event at this stage, hopefully to become part of a Northern Triple Challenge combined with some other Groups' events in the future.  Watch this space!