RUNNING INT' FELLS

Have you ever wondered why people run on the fells? Maybe it is to experience the scenery and the landscape. Maybe it is for a challenge. Maybe it is for mental and physical well-being. Or maybe it is just for the joy of it. For whatever reason, The Armitt is delighted to be partnering with members of the fell running community to create this co-curated display which is the first of its kind in Cumbria – an exhibition that focuses purely on fell running.

From its early beginnings at Grasmere Sports and Guide races, the development of the Bob Graham round and record holders (and breakers!), through to its expansion today into ultra running and trail running, there is something for the runner, historian and tourist to discover.

Grasmere Sports arena fell runners

We have historic objects, photographs, books, equipment, video and audio some of which have rarely been seen or heard before. We’ll be telling stories about “why we run”, with support from other museums and individuals too. We want you to get involved with the exhibition as well.

  • Tell us where your favourite Cumbrian fell run is and add it to our map wall.
  • Loan or donate an item to our display.
  • Add a race event to our blackboard.
  • Have a go at our family activities.
  • Test yourself at our newly created Ambleside Armitt challenge run.
  • Plus, each month from March-October we are representing a different theme linked to fell running.
  • For this we might be showcasing organisations, objects or information in the exhibition or we might have a special event taking place.
  • See the Running Int’ Fells website for more details or our events page for ticketing.

    There is an optional 50p donation on admission tickets with funds raised going to a charity working to protect the fells and the Lake District landscape. There is also a further donation point in the exhibition should you like to give more. Thank you for your support.

    RUNNING INT' FELLS EVENTS PROGRAMME

    MARCH

    Saturday 9 March
    Wonderful Wild Women Social Run in Ambleside

    Saturday 9 March
    Pioneer Women Running Int’ Fells
    with Steve Chilton and Guest Pioneer Carol Campbell

    Friday 15 March
    Running Int’ Fells The History of Women Walkers with Kerri Andrews

    APRIL

    Saturday 13 April
    The Green Runners and Jasmin Paris at 5:15pm

    Friday 19 April
    Fell Running in the Cumbrian Hills and Mountains
    Treading Lightly with David Broom at 6pm

    MAY

    Thursday 16th May
    Cook out in with Fell Foodie and Alex Staniforth at 6pm – 7:30

    JUNE

    Thursday 6th June
    Feet in the Clouds, Twenty Years On 6:00 – 7:30
    Adult £15, Chidren £7 Book Tickets Here

    Tuesday 18th June
    A History of Fell Running in the Lake District with Joseph Ritson 18:00 – 19:30
    Adult £10,  Book Tickets Here

     

    MORE EVENTS COMING SOON . . .

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    “Thank you to our community co-curators from the Running Int’ Fells team and our contributors who have helped to bring this exhibition to fruitition.”

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