Kirkby Moor Fell Race

Kirkby Moor is a fast local race over rolling moorland: a mixture of heather, sheep tracks and sometimes the access tracks for the windmills. It’s not that high or steep, so a good race for beginners and road runners, but some parts are still quite hard going and although the route is marked in places, particularly on Bank House Moor, navigation skills may be required on the moor in the November fog. The weather can be wintry too which makes full waterproof body cover a necessity.

The start is at outside the village hall at 11am, but registration is at Kirkby Community Centre, a bit further down the road,  from about 9.30. Entry costs £5.00 for FRA members and £6 for non members. There is parking and bag storage at the Community Centre.

Prizes include the Bob Grieve Trophy for the male and female competitor with the fastest times across all four original Black Combe races (Black Combe, Caw, Dunnerdale and Kirkby Moor).

Beckside is near Kirkby in Furness on the road towards Ulverston. If you can’t park at the Community Centre, the only parking is on the main village road, so please park carefully and be considerate of residents.

Race Details

  • Date & time: Sat 30th November 2024 at 11:00
  • Country: England
  • Region: Lake District
  • Category: BM
  • Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles
  • Climb: 490m / 1608 ft
  • Venue: Kirkby Community Centre, Beckside, LA17 7TG
  • Grid reference: SD233823
  • Skills: LK, NS
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Teams: Yes, of 3
  • No dogs on course

Entry Information

  • Fee: FRA Member: £6, Non-Member: £7
  • Entry on day: Yes
  • Pre-entry: No


Full FRA kit required: waterproof jacket and bottoms with hood and taped seams, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle.


  • Race Organiser: Hazel Tayler
  • Telephone: 07841350314, 01229 715252
  • Email:
Kirkby Moor


  • Male Record: 48:09, J.Atkinson, 1995
  • Female Record: 54:01, A.Conway, 2014

Other Information

  • Last race for the Bob Grieve Trophies. Male and female winners with the best overall time across Black Combe, Caw, Dunnerdale and Kirkby Moor.