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Bamford Carnival Fell Race

Wednesday 14th July 2021, Race starts from 7.30pm. 7.2km, 320m ascent.

2021 Results here.

2021 Photos here

Minimum age 16 on the day of the race.

Start and finish Bamford Recreation Ground, Grid Ref. 206829.

Free car parking on the Recreation Ground, S33 0DA, off Station Road.

The race is licensed by the FRA under UKA Rules. Category B, Short.

Bamford Carnival is one of the long established and popular Peak District summer races, regularly attracting a field of over 200 runners of all abilities. The idea is to run from the Recreation Ground to the top Win Hill (our nearest peak) following a direct route, then loop back to the start, taking in a challenging twisty descent through gorse bushes and a variety of other paths. After the initial dash across the field and funnelling down into Water Lane, the route has the advantage of no further bottlenecks.

The course record is 28:07 by Stuart Bond and the ladies’ record is 31:30 by Jo Smith. The race is not just for elite athletes; many local runners gain a great sense of achievement by simply completing the route.

Other Bamford Fell Races

The Sheepdog Trials Fell Race is in May on the Spring Bank Holiday

Bamford Carnival Junior Fell Race is the day after the senior race

Race History

2003 Fell Race