Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse
LA11 6QF

Telephone: 01539 536340
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About Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel is a small racecourse in Cumbria that holds 7 summer jumps race meetings each year. The first is on the Whit holiday weekend at the end of May and the last is on the August bank holiday weekend.

The Carlisle racecourse web site includes a fixtures diary, latest news from the course, details of raceday dining, hospitality and other information, plus information on hiring the venue for conferences, business events, weddings and other special occasions.

The highlights of their racing calendar is the 3 day race meeting at the end of May, which actually takes place over 5 days, with a day off between each of the days to enable racegoers to enjoy the Lake District countryside. The 2 day July meeting (over 3 days) is a relatively new addition to their calendar and features the Cumbria Crystal Hurdle. The August meeting features the Cartmel Cup (a hurdle race) and the Cavendish Cup (a steeplechase).

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Course Details

National Hunt:

Left-handed, sharp and undulating, with stiff fences and a 4 furlongs run-in for chases. Circuit 1 mile.

Going Racing at Cartmel


Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A591 then A590 towards Barrow in Furness for about 10 miles on race days, AA signs direct to the racecourse from the motorway, which is well in advance of the local turn-off the last few miles to Cartmel are along narrow country lanes. On racedays they can be very congested. At peak times it can take some time to travel from the M6, so please allow yourselves plenty of time and arrive early.


Train services run to Cark-in-Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands Stations, with a raceday bus service to the racecourse running from Cark-in-Cartmel station.