You undertake the routes on this site at your own risk.
Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.
Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.
HAVE A GO!
The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go.
Further routes will be added to this site approximately twice a year. If you wish to be notified of future additions please use the contact page and put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.
If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please let us know via the contact page.
FRA LONG DISTANCE RECORDS and NEWS
Please send details and a schedule of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where a route contact name is given please notify that person of your attempt on the route to enable accurate records to be maintained for the dubious benefit of future generations of fell runners!
The UK Big 3
All Ultra Routes
The gofar site has been compiled by Tony Wimbush; all related technical work including the drawing of maps and logos has been carried out by Richard Wimbush.
It was launched in 2007 with the primary purpose of providing a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance peak-bagging challenges which have been developed over the last four or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and 'short', old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to attract interest from all ages and abilities. Information has have been arranged into the three menu categories below.
UK Ultra Routes - by Region
Routes are often mentioned briefly in the Fellrunner magazine only to then disappear into the mists of time. One of the noble but dubious objectives of this site is to ensure details of all such routes are preserved to inspire present and future generations! This menu lists every UK route on the website, including the UK Big 3, arranged under their respective geographical regions.
The UK Big 3 Rounds
For quick reference a separate menu provides an overview of the three most popular UK rounds. As there is little pointing duplicating the content of other websites this section, for the most part, provides links to existing websites and other sources of information. Outline maps, route details and sub-24 hour schedules are included for downloading while there are links to lists of finishers for each round. An overview of records and achievements is also included. These details are updated only at each year-end.
This is a catch-all section with the object of including anything else which might be of interest to ultra-distance enthusiasts. At present (2013) this ranges from Winners of the FRA Annual Long-distance Award to Training Run cum Challenges of between 15 and 30 miles (with 2500'+ ascent). New additions are welcome!
Health and Safety
To do any of the routes on this site is not normal, sensible or rational. They will appeal most to those whose horizons stretch beyond the urban wastelands of our celebrity culture and our mindless consumerism, past the swamps of our political malaise and way beyond the arid deserts of religious or scientific fundamentalism. For a while, at least, these routes will allow you to experience true wealth, freedom and beauty by stepping outside the narrow confines of normal thinking and living into a semi-wilderness where everything is free to anyone with a little time, effort and awareness!
All the routes on this site are serious undertakings which could be life threatening; none are suitable for novices. You undertake them at your own risk and you are advised to take full mountain safety precautions at all times together with insurance to cover the risks involved.