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!

The Cumbrian Traverse                                                     Lakes

Nearly there in 2005 (Wendy Dodds)

This is a south to north, high-level traverse of 21 Lakeland peaks involving over  30 miles and 12000 feet of ascent.  Devised by Sue and Dick Courchee, it was first completed in 2005.  It starts at Broughton Mills in Dunnerdale and finishes at the Moot Hall, Keswick, although it may be completed in either direction.  The route complements the north-east to south-west line of the Joss Naylor Challenge but is intended as a more informal outing without time limits.


The start is at the Village Hall, Broughton Mills (GR  223 907) and the finish is the Moot Hall, Keswick (GR 267 234).  The 21 summits listed below must be visited, crossing Wrynose Pass and Honister Pass where a support vehicle can be located.  Use OS Explorer Maps OL6 and OL4, South-West and North-West areas.


Click on the icon to view/print a pdf schedule of the inaugural traverse (June 2005

 Completions log & contact

Finishers are invited to add their name to the completions log by submitting their name, date of completion, overall time, summit times, direction, weather conditions and road support (if applicable)

to Martyn Price - email: The log will be updated twice a year.

Retrospective submissions for 2012-17 are invited.


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

 Links & Further Information



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.


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.



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:


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