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Lakes 5 Days 2018 – Countdown Now On!

This year sees the 7th Lakes 5 Days event taking place in the English Lake District and will incorporate five individual regional events between Sunday 29 July and Friday 3 August 2018 with one rest/activity day.

Derek Allison, Event Organiser, says:

“Many volunteer organisers, planners and controllers have been working hard over the last year to provide a classic Lake District summer event. The 3 days on the high fells give outstanding views; if you take the opportunity to look around; and fast running on detailed and intricate terrain above the bracken line. The ‘beast from the east’ necessitated a change of venue to Whinlatter and the final race is a medium distance in the oak woodland of Graythwaite Estate. The UNESCO World Heritage site contains many gems of great cultural, industrial, geological and historical significance. Lovers of the outdoors will find many ‘non-orienteering’ ways to enjoy this spectacular corner of England."

“As a taster, here are a couple of photos taken by Gavin Smith, Angle Tarn Pikes course planner!”

Stream and Brothers Water.  Photo credit:  Gavin Smith
Cairn and Ullswater.  Photo credit:  Gavin Smith

Important to please note: Online entries are being taken at

The third pricing tier ends at midnight on 30 June 2018.

All events will use the Sport Ident timing system with contactless punching enabled.


A brief outline of the Lakes 5 Days is as follows:

Day 1: Sunday 29 July 2018,
Long Distance, Silver How, Grasmere

Day 2: Monday 30 July 2018,
Long Distance, Angle Tarn Pikes, Patterdale

Day 3: Tuesday 31 July 2018,
Long Distance, Whinlatter, near Keswick
Please note: The area for this day has changed from Harrop Tarn.

Rest Day: Wednesday 1 August 2018.
Rest/Activity day - Urban Street Race, Ulverston

Day 4: Thursday 2 August 2018,
Long Distance, Askham Fell, Pooley Bridge

Day 5: Friday 3 August 2018,
Middle Distance, Dale Park, Graythwaite, Newby Bridge


Please also note:  Merchandise is available with a wide choice of event clothing, including a technical top, college hoodies, polo shirts and T-shirts. 

All can be ordered with entries. Orders will close on 20th June and will be available for collection on Day 1.

There will be a very limited amount of tops available at the event.


Further information will be made available shortly on the Lakes 5 Days website here.