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

Books on Fell Running in Lake District

Grasmere Sports

  • Grasmere Sports - The first 150 years by Roy Lomas
  • Grasmere Giants Of Today - A Pictorial Record by Rex Woods
  • See The Conquering Hero Comes. Out of print book on history of Grasmere sports guides race.

The Bob Graham Round

  • 42 Peaks The Story of the Bob Graham Round - Rodger Smith 1992
  • A Tribute To The Round - Peter McDonald 2020
  • 42 Peaks The Story of the Bob Graham Round and Beyond - By Peter McDonald 2021
  • The Round: in Bob Graham's footsteps by Steve Chilton
  • The Round a novel by Peter Travis
  • The Big Rounds - David Lintern - Published by Cicerone Press

General Fell Running Books

  • All the Seven Wainwright pictorial guides by A W Wainwright are good guide books to 214 Wainwright in the Lake District. Routes and description of the fells.
  • Stud Marks on the Summits by Bill Smith. Out of print but the best book on the early history of fell running if you can get hold of a copy.
  • It's a hill, get over it: fell running's history and characters by Steve Chilton
  • Feet in the Clouds - Richard Askwith
  • Lake District Trail Running: 20 off-Road Routes for Trail & Fell Runners: By Helen Mort published by Vertebrate Publishing
  • Joss Naylor Lakes Meres and Waters - Published by Cicerone
  • All or nothing at all: the life of Billy Bland by Steve Chilton
  • Running Hard: the story of a rivalry (John Wild and Kenny Stuart) by Steve Chilton
  • Joss by Keith Richardson
  • There's No Map In Hell - Steve Birkinshaw
  • Wild Running - Jen and Sim Benson
  • Voices from the Hills: pioneering women fell and mountain runners by Steve Chilton
  • Where There's a Hill - Sabrina Verjee
  • Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District: 40 Routes in the National Park Including Classic Routes (Trail Running): By Kingsley Jones and published by Cicerone.
  • Peak Bagging: Wainwrights - Karen and Dan Parker
  • Jogging Trails in South Lakeland - Alister Blamire
  • Traceless, Exploring the spirit of fell running - Geoff Cox and Heather Dawes
  • Why We Run - Danielle Ledbury
  • Fell and mountain running: through the eye of a lens (a tribute to Pete Hartley: fellrunner and photographer) by Steve Chilton and Denise Park
  • Faster! Louder! By Boff Whalley. This will have fell running in Lake District in it
  • Lakeland Fell Running For Mortals: By John Myatt and published by Pesda Press
  • Introduction to Trail and Fell Running - Seven Shevels
  • Broken by Ally Beaven on fastest know times with references to Lake District
  • Big Trails Great Britain and Ireland, Two volumes with references to Lake District
  • Extreme Lakeland is a picture book with fell running featured
  • Adventure in Mind by Heather Dawe - Obsession with the mountains
  • In It For The long Run by Damian Hall - Pennine Way run (OK on edge of Lakes but is a good book)
  • An Introduction to Trail and Fell Running - Keven Shields, Trailguides Limited

Note that there are lots of Lake District walking guides that can be used for planning fell running routes.


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