Grasmere Gallop

Grasmere Gallop

Grasmere is one of our favourite places in the Lakes so we jumped at the chance of running a 10K trail race organised by The National Trust in aid of red squirrels that set off and finished in the village centre.

Described as `a perfect 10` the Grasmere Gallop is a 10k trail run that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country, the Vale of Grasmere and Rydal, the place that inspired the foundation of the National Trust.

The route leaves Grasmere village, initially along a C road before leaving the road to climb through Deer Bolts Wood and then onto the stunning Loughrigg Terrace. It then continues along and over the shoulder of Loughrigg, passing Rydal Cave and then return to Grasmere via the shorelines of Rydal Water and Grasmere. 


800 runners took part in the Grasemere Gallop in 2017
Grasmere is usually busy but not this busy. Lining up on the main street for the start of the race
Heading out of Grasmere. Make sure you don’t get jabbed in the ankle by a bloody Nordic Walker and their sticks.
Focused on the task ahead. Just before the start of the first climb
Looking out over Grasmere Lake. Perfect conditions for running and theres much worse views to look at.
The field started to spread out after the first climb and we hot the first proper trail section
Lush greenary, blue skies and little fluffy clouds. Perfect
Dropping down towards the aid station
Rydal Water looking very inviting on a hot day

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