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RAB Scafell Sky Race

Lake District National Park

“Scafell Sky Race is a fantastic event, well organised and with a wonderful atmosphere from start to finish. The course is technically challenging but stunning. The Great Slab descent off Bowfell is absolutely thrilling!” - Kat Hutchinson, 2019, 2021, 2022 The Scafell Sky Race is a classic Lake District route that will test the speed and endurance of experienced and aspiring mountain runners.

Trail Running Difficult

37 km
2.7 km
2.7 km
1 day +
Low Point
89 m
High Point
972 m
RAB Scafell Sky Race Map

With 40km of mountain terrain and 2800m of ascent, all on technical, single-track trails from start to finish, this makes this a classic skyrunning route to be reckoned with!


Starting at the centre of the Great Langdale Valley and the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, you will run over the Lakeland Fells, through Lakeland Valleys traversing over some of the most challenging trails in the central Lake District, including to the summit of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.



Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and September