Cartmel Racecourse Guide

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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National Hunt

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.

Mule-Racing Monks…

Supposedly racing at Cartmel was started by Monks in the 15th Century, who entertained themselves by racing mules.

Important Races/Festivals

July – Cumbria Crystal Cup

 

Directions

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.

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Travelling to Cartmel? Want to know where to stay, where to eat, where to get your hair and nails done? How about where the best pubs are and the name of a reliable taxi? We can help. Check back frequently – this section is updated on a regular basis. 

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