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Route Index

​Abraham's Tea Round

Andy's  Southern Fells

Assynt Traverse
Bala Challenge

Bay Limestone Round

Bob  Baxter  Traverse
Bob Graham Round
Bowland Dozen
Bowland 1500’s
Broxap Round

Cairngorm Munros
Canary Islands 3 Peaks
Charlie Ramsay Round
Charnley Way

Cleveland Hills Challenge
Cuillin Round
Cumbrian Traverse
Dales Skyline
Dales Top Ten
Dales 2000’s

Dark Peak County Tops

Dark Peak 15 Trigs

Dartmoor Round

Denis Rankin Round

Dragon’s Tongue
Durham Hewitts

Etive Munros Round

Freeman Round
Glen Lyon Corbett Round
Great North Inns Run
Harvey Howgill Tops

John Fleetwood Lakes 40

John Fleetwood Lakes Routes

John Fleetwood Scottish Routes

John Fleetwood Welsh Round

Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge

Knoydart 7
Lakes 24
Lakes 25@25
Lakes 2500’s

Lakes Sea to Summits

Llangollen Hills Run

Loch  Lomond  Round

Leventon’s Line
Meirionnydd Round
National & Yorkshire 3 Peaks
No Cure Always Hope
Over The Hill Round
Paddy Buckley Round

Peak Traverses & Rounds

Pikes of the Lakes

Saddleworth  10 Trigs

Ring of Fire - Galloway
Scottish 4000’s

Six County Tops - Peak
Snowdonia Skyline
Snowdon to Pumlumon

South Pennine 39 Trigs
South Wales Traverse

Steve Parr Round

Tan Hill to Kirkstone Pass Inn
Tranter’s Round

Tyndrum Round
Upper Calder 13 Trigs
Wainwright 7 Summits

Wainwrights 30@30

Wicklow  Round
Yorkshire Round
Yorkshire 2000’s

 

Other  Ultras

Sub-Ultras

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!

Gofar Definitions
Ultra Distance
There are undoubtedly different views on what constitutes ultra-distance as opposed to long-distance or even whether there is any difference at all!  For the purposes of this site the general benchmark for inclusion is a route of  30 miles or 50 km with 6000 feet of ascent.  Only self-defining peak bagging routes are included, no further route description should be needed.
 
Challenge
This is something which can be completed at any time and at your own initiative in one continuous outing.  Races and other types of event organised on specific dates are excluded from this site.   For the purposes of this site national or regional trails, such as the Pennine Way or Calderdale Way, which have some form of official blessing are excluded.  Challenges fall into two categories - formal or informal as described below.
Formal or Official
These are routes where there is an official recorder to register successful completions and supply information on the route.  There are also usually set criteria for completing the route such as a time limit. 
Informal
These are routes without any official recorder and usually without any time limit although they must be completed in one continuous outing.
Approaches

These fall into three main categories.

Supported:  where pre-arranged roadside or fell support from others is used to provide food, drink, navigation or pacing etc

Self-supported:  where no pre-arranged support is used, instead supplies can be stashed en-route or purchased from shops and cafes etc.

Unsupported or self sufficient: where everything is carried, although water can be taken from natural sources

The above can be joint or solo ventures. In addition, a further, more adventurous and non-competitive, category might be added - Explorer.

 

Explorer:  where solo, unsupported attempts are undertaken ‘on-sight’ (with no prior route recce, although parts of a route may already be known from previous excursions) and ‘traditional’ (where navigation is by map and compass, not by GPS devices).

 

 

FRA definitions

Record contenders should refer to the more precise guidelines and definitions now published under the Long Distance Awards section of the annual FRA Handbook. 

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.

HAVE A GO!

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.

FRA LONG DISTANCE

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.

GOFAR UPDATES

 

Updates are generally made each winter and announced on gofar facebook. If you are not on facebook, to subscribe to future updates email Tony Wimbush:  gofar99@gmail.com . Put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.

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

Acknowledgements

Tony Wimbush is responsible for all design, research and content on the gofar website.  
Richard Wimbush provides technical support

Photos
Appreciation goes to Peter Hartley for use of the black and white photos that also appeared on the cover of The Fell Runner (Summer 1985 and Summer 1986).
For the use of photographs as credited on relevant web pages thanks also go to Wendy Dodds, Nicky Spinks, Bob Wightman and Pauline Charters.

Information
Thanks are due to the following who have assisted with information: -