Whinlatter Tails

Event details

Events at Whinlatter - Meet in front of Cyclewise

A new series of canicross races, held in England’s only mountain forest. The perfect location for you to enjoy stunning scenery and a fully marked course on forest roads and trails.

The route is a five mile course at Whinlatter including 1200ft of ascent. It reaches the summit of Seat How along a mix of forest roads and narrower walking trails with stunning scenery across the whole course.

Also on offer is a shorter three mile option recommended for those just starting out or looking for an easier run. This equally beautiful route avoids the summit of Seat How and involves just 800ft of ascent. The second half of both routes is identical, allowing all participants to finish together. It is possible to select your route on the day of your event. 

Event Dates 

  • Sunday 2 Oct 2022
  • Sunday 6 Nov 2022
  • Sunday 4 Dec 2022
  • Sunday 8 Jan 2023
  • Sunday 5 Feb 2023
  • Sunday 5 March 2023
  • Sunday 2 April 2023
  • Sunday 7 May 2023
  • Sunday 4 June 2023
  • Sunday 2 July 2023
  • Sunday 6 Aug 2023

For more information contact Lakeland Paws via their website www.lakelandpaws.com 


Events at Dodd Wood

Monday 8 May 2023

Lakeland Paws are delighted to be bringing their first Lakeland Paws event based at Dodd Wood. Dodd is just on the opposite side of Bassenthwaite Lake from Whinlatter Forest, with a backdrop of Skiddaw and stunning views across Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake to the Coledale Fells. 

The event will follow the same format as their Whinlatter ones, starting at 9am with individual starts for each athlete so that all dogs have the space they need to start safely. The course is on a mix of forest roads and trails, some sections are narrower, but much of the course is wide so the team are happy to allow people to run with two dogs who must both be run on a suitable harness. Please be aware that some sections of the course are steep. Runners are welcome to compete without dogs too.  All runners must be responsible for their own safety and that of their dogs at all times.

There are two course options. The longer option is a 5 mile loop with roughly 1000ft (8K and 330m) of ascent, running around Dodd, but not actually going to the summit. There is a shorter option of 3 miles which avoids some of the ascent but does miss some of the best views.  It is 3 miles with approx 800ft (5k and 240m).

Entries for Dodd Wood events are £16 per person and you can enter here