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Fell Running Exhibition - Feb to Dec 2024 at The Armitt, Ambleside

Running Int' Fells Exhibition

February 14th 2024 through to December 2024


The Armitt Museum, Gallery, Library, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BL

Museum Hours: April to October: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Accessble by Bus: only £2 per person per single trip until Dec 31st 2024. Plan your bus journey


This is an exhibition to share with the visitor the history of fell running and the joy of running on the fells.

We will explore why people run on the fells with the purpose to inspire people from all backgrounds and ages who can run to get out on the Lake District fells.

The Exhibition will incorporate:

  • A look at the history of Lake District fell running to the present day
  • Equipment of fell running over the years
  • Lake District fell running films
  • Stories both audio, written and lots of photos from fells runners
  • Maps and fell running routes (plus a new long distance running the fell challenge)
  • Memorabilia from fell running
  • Area to display your running on fells pictures and stories
  • Something for the kids to do whilst at the exhibition
  • Monthly themed events to highlight areas of running on the fells

Events at the Armitt

There will be certain events that require you to book a ticket online, you'll be able to find them here when they are active.

Fell Running in the Cumbrian Hills and Mountains – Treading Lightly with David Broom

On 19th April 2024 - 18:00 - 19:30 at The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library

The Cumbrian uplands include extensive areas of considerable nature conservation value. The grassland, moorland, woodland, scrub and heath vegetation of fells, ridges and mountain summits, rivers, tarns, rock outcrops and screes contain many rare plants and provide habitats for a great number of wildlife species. However, the plants, habitats and wildlife species that contribute to the special character and interest of the Cumbrian uplands can be vulnerable to disturbance by fell runners.

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Cook out in with Fell Foodie and Alex Staniforth

On 16th May 2024 - 18:00 - 19:30 at The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library

As part of our "Running Int' Fells" events programme for mental health in May, Alex Staniforth and Harrison Ward will share their stories about how getting out into the fells – running, swimming, walking – have helped them to push through times of struggle.

This event will comprise of a Q&A discussion, film showing and a cooking activity which will be shared with the audience at the end of the event (ingredients and food allergens can be found in the T&Cs).

Tickets £15.00

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More Running Events

Hi I'm Olga a fell runner from Preston. I enjoy going going for run and although not fast just being out in the countryside is fantastic. As a hobby I decided to make videos of my runs and post on YouTube to share my enjoyment whilst out running. Hope you enjoy my video on why i like running on the fells and countryside to help promote the exhibition coming to Ambleside in 2024 called "Running Int Fells".

Come to see, hear and feel so much more at The Armitt in Ambleside throughout 2024

Exhibition Contributors

  • The Armitt
  • VOOM Nutrition
  • KONG Running
  • The Climbers Shop
  • Ultra Magazine
  • Site by Jumpy James