The Bay Limestone Round                                South Lakes      

Photos courtesy of Tom Phillips 2020

 

 

This is a 55 mile trail running challenge linking 13 limestone summits that encircle  Morecambe Bay. It was inaugurated by Tom Philip's in June 2020 with a time of 12-02. The route covers a variety of terrain including coastal marsh, canal, open fell, paths and bridleways, meadows, and about 7 miles on quiet lanes. The starting point is Kents Bank station which can be accessed by a 10 minute train ride from the finishing point at Arnside Pier. It is requested that people stick to the specified route to avoid busy road crossings and sensitive areas.

Finishers can enter their names on a Roll of Honour subject to raising or donating at least fifty pounds to charity.  A dedicated website provides comprehensive information on the round - see link below.

Route                                                                                     

bay round map.jpg

(map courtesy of Tom Phillips)

 

 

The objective is to start at Kents Bank Station, grid reference  SD 397 757, and finish at Arnside pier, grid reference SD 456 788, and visit the 13 summits listed below using the route specified on the Bay Limestone Round website.  Use Explorer map (1:25000): OL7 English Lakes - South-eastern area.

Schedule                                                                                 

Click to view Tom Phillip's inaugural 12-02 schedule.

Completions Log                                                                     

       

Finishers are invited to add their name to the Roll of Honour.  There are no time limits.

Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!


Links and Further Information                                                                                       

full details of the BLR and Roll of Honour

 

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COMPLETIONS

Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

SAFETY WARNING

 

All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.

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The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain 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, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.

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RECORDS and NEWS

 

Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email:  martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.

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HELP WANTED

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 email Tony Wimbush: gofar99@gmail.com