Guide to Cartmel Racecourse
Allegedly started by Monks in the 15th Century (who raced mules), Cartmel is renowned for its August Bank Holiday meeting, where it not only provides quality Jump racing, but a Fun Fair as well. This is one of the most popular UK meetings every year.
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Famous Fun Fair
Cartmel is renowned for its massive August Bank Holiday meeting, where it not only provides quality Jump racing, but a Fun Fair as well. This is one of the most popular meetings every year.
Steeple to Steeple Chases
Set against the backdrop of the Lake District, the atmosphere is probably the closest you’ll get to the original social gathering tradition of the steeple to steeple chases in England.
Supposedly racing at Cartmel was started by Monks in the 15th Century, who entertained themselves by racing mules.
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Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6QF.
- Road: Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A591 then A590 towards Barrow in Furness for about 10 miles. The last few miles to Cartmel are along narrow country lanes so allow extra time on racedays.
- Rail: A shuttle bus goes to the course from Cark-in-Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands railway stations on racedays.
- Website: www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
- Telephone: 01539 536340.