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No Frills Trail Running Holiday

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Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 2020

Bookings Open
Tuesday 11th February 2020
Bookings Close
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Booking Fees

£210 which can be paid in 2 instalments
Deposit - £100 (on booking)
Final Instalment - £110 (by 1st August)

Event Organisers - Wayne
07793 532830

One of our No Frills options so you can expect – no tv, no wifi, and very little mobile signal (we’re not kidding), so if you’re after peace and quiet with your running, this is the one for you. Accommodation is in a bunkhouse, which is a converted stable building at the Rookhow Centre – a building built by the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker’s) in 1725! 

For a number of reasons, this holiday is based on us transferring you to accommodation – there’s limited parking at the bunkhouse, the roads are really narrow and it’s easy to get lost, and we’d like to reduce cars on the roads in the Lake District if at all possible. Therefore, we’ll meet you at Oxenholme – The Lake District train station on the West Coast mainline between for 6pm and transport you over to Rookhow. After settling in, we’ll have an evening buffet provided by Heathen Vegan at around 7:30pm. After eating, we’ll talk routes for the weekend, outline the itinerary and have a chat about safety considerations we need to bear in mind. 

Saturday is breakfast, then pilates, after which we’ll be off on a 16-20k run, taking in the tracks and trails of Grizedale forest with views to Coniston Lake and the range of mountains that will surround us. We’ll have a pit stop at the cafe at Grizedale Visitor Centre for a sandwich and brew (price not included) before continuing back to the Centre. On return we’ll have some more pilates or yoga, then some afternoon tea (soup and cake!), and a chance to get changed, get warm (if we need to!) and relax. We’ll have some time to explore the site, including the amazing woodland which we’ll have full access to over the weekend. After dinner, the evening is your own to make new friends – note, there’s no shops, pubs or other civilisation within reasonable walking distance! However, we do have fire pits available in the wood to sit around, and there is a lovely homely feel in the bunkhouse too. 

Sunday is a similar plan to Saturday, with a shorter run of 10-14k across the Rusland Valley to High Dam, and views of Lake Windermere and Morecambe Bay. We’ll be looking to depart accommodation at 2pm to transport you back to Oxenholme for 3pm. We'll need to fend for ourselves for breakfast, and we'll all need to pitch in to wash up afterwards too.

You’ll need to bring a sleeping bag with you (we can rent you one if required), and warm clothing depending on the season. You MUST be able to carry hat, gloves, buff, waterproof jacket and a drink with you on the runs.

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