Duddon Valley Fell Race

The Long Duddon is a classic fell race covering 18 miles around the head of the Duddon Valley with 6000ft of climb over Harter, Hardknott, Little Stand, Swirl How, Dow Crag, White Pike and Caw. 

The Short Duddon is run at the same time over a 10 mile course with 3000 feet of climb up Dow and Caw. Both are category A fell races so navigational ability, proper kit and some idea of what you’re doing are all essential.

Race Details

  • Date & time: Sat 1st June 2024 at 11:00
  • Country: England
  • Region: Lake District
  • Category: AL
  • Distance: 29 km / 18 miles
  • Climb: 1830 m / 6004 ft
  • Venue: Newfield Inn, Seathwaite, Duddon Valley, Cumbria., LA20 6ED
  • Grid reference: 227960
  • Skills: ER, LK, NS
  • Minimum age: 18

Entry Information

  • Entry on day: No
  • Pre-entry: Yes
  • Pre-entry fee (members): £9.00
  • Pre-entry fee (non-members): £10.00
  • Entries via SI Entries


  • All competitors must have completed similar events or have mountaineering skills suited to fast travel in rough mountain terrain.
  • A competitor must be proficient in the use of map and compass in bad visibility.
  • In addition to the standard equipment of a map covering the race area, a compass and a whistle, full body cover must be worn or carried throughout the event.
  • You are also advised to carry food and water.


  • The route is mainly single track from the start until Wallowbarrow farm.
  • The bridleway above Grassguards (on the way to Harter) is wet and boggy due to logging work.
  • Particular care is required on the way down from Little Stand (GR 250033) and White Pike (GR 248955).
  • The quarry cliff in the vicinity of GR 247958 is not marked on some small scale maps.
  • There is very little water on the course after the Three Shires Stone.
  • The terrain is difficult, especially in poor visibility.


Entry forms should go to James Goffe at Spring Bank, Bank End, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA20 6DR. For all other enquiries please contact James on 07943966296 or james@melville18.co.uk.


  • M : 2:42:35 Ian Holmes , 2007
  • F : 3:11:26 Janet McIver , 2008