Kong Winter Fell Series, Keswick

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2nd December: Clough Head

Start Threlkeld Quarry, 11 am

  • Parking is limited, please car share as much as possible.
  • Parking will be clearly signposted in the quarry and there will be a £1 parking charge which will go towards the Threlkeld Quarry Road Management Scheme.

A tough 5m route with a lot of climbing.

The race starts in the quarry and heads straight out onto the fell to begin the climb up to Clough Head summit – a total of 1870ft of climbing in a little over 2 miles.

From Clough Head summit, it’s a flying runnable descent to the rocky summit of White Pike then turn left and pick the best line down to the gate and the quad track.

From here any route across the lower fellside back to the top of the quarry and the final sprint along the quarry tracks all the way to King Kong Climbing Wall’s workshop and the finish!


6th January: SOB (Stile End, Outerside, Barrow)

Start location – Braithwaite Lodge, CA125ST (Same location as Coledale Horseshoe race) 11 am

  • Parking is limited, please car share as much as possible.
  • Parking is available on the old A66 which is a short 5-minute walk across the A66 to Braithwaite.

Starts with a run up from the cattle grid at the bottom of the Braithwaite Lodge track, past the lodge and onto the fell at the bottom of Barrow.

Head right, traversing the bottom of Barrow to reach the stream crossing between Barrow and Stile End, climb up to join the main track onto Stile End and re-join the old route.

You then head straight up the front of Stile End, descend quickly and make your way towards Outerside.

Here there is a short flagged section to get you back on the track down to Barrow Door.

A quick sprint up to Barrow and then it’s a flying long descent down the front of Barrow to finish back at Braithwaite Lodge.

It’s a 5-mile race with 1640ft of climbing and is a beautiful route.


27th January Loopy Latrigg

Registration and Start at Keswick Cricket Pavilion, Fitz Park. Registration opens at 9 am and the race starts at 11 am

The fastest and most runnable of them all.

Beginning at Keswick Fitz Park, crossing over the road and onto Spooney Green Lane, the route now traverses the length of Latrigg to emerge near the eastern edge by Brundholme Road.

From here, a fast climb along the main quad track to Latrigg Car Park followed by a steep climb to Latrigg summit will have your lungs bursting.

You then descend back to Latrigg Car Park before flying down to Spooney Green Lane and sprinting into Fitz Park to finish.


17th February: BB Kong

Start Threlkeld Village Hall, 11 am

  • Parking is available at Threlkeld Cricket Club which is across the A66 just 1/2 mile away.

This route has it all – fast running traversing the flanks of Blencathra through fields, a tough climb up the stunning Doddick fell to reach Blencathra summit, super-fast ridgeline running to Blease Fell then a steep technical descent back to the car park.

The route is 5 miles long with 2,500ft of ascent.

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6th January 2024
11 am
27th January 2024
11 am
17th February 2024
11 am

£12 per event

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