Horse racing at Cartmel 2016

Cartmel Races, 2018

17th November 2017

The 2018 racing fixtures for Cartmel are always exiting news for the many lovers of Cartmel Races.

2018 carries on where 2017 left off with another 9 days of horse racing at the village racecourse.

The confirmed 2018 racing fixtures for Cartmel Racecourse are as follows:-

MAY

Saturday 26th May, 2018

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, 2018

Wednesday 30th May, 2018

 

JUNE

Friday 29th June, 2018

Sunday 1st July, 2018

 

JULY

Saturday 21st July, 2018

Monday 23rd July, 2018

 

AUGUST

Saturday 25th August, 2018

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August, 2018

 

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Cartmel racecourse has the 3rd highest average attendance of any race meeting in the UK (after Ascot & Aintree) even though it is 1 of the smallest race courses in Britain.

The original ‘steeplechase’ course is the only racecourse in Britain actually located within a village and this provides the backdrop to a fabulous event for all the family with a funfair, country stalls and a great Lake District atmosphere.

Horse racing enthusiasts and people after a great day out travel from near and far for this great social gathering and the spectacle and atmosphere that provides a great fun day out for everyone. To top it off, this spectacular event is set against the backdrop of the stunning Lake District fells and mountains.

The ‘National Hunt’ jump racing at Cartmel’s sharp and narrow left handed oval course is quite different from other courses. The home straight veers off the course and dissects the oval course to give a thrilling finish for the crowds on either side of the run-in/finish straight. This is unique to Cartmel and is the longest run-in/finish straight in the country at just over 4 undulating and gruelling furlongs.

The steeplechase course has at least 6 fences, sometimes more and also includes an open ditch and a water jump.

On race days the crowds start arriving quite early as the atmosphere builds around the village and neighbouring villages. The centre of Cartmel becomes a very special place to be with 3 pubs all located in the medieval village square.

The Kings Arms is hugely popular with tables and chairs outside on the cobbles of The Square. The Royal Oak also has a few tables and chairs on the cobbles at the front and a large riverside garden at the rear which is decked out with a burger bar and large marquee.

Underneath the medieval arch just off The Square is the Cavendish Arms with another riverside garden.

5 minutes’ walk away on the outskirts of the village is the Pig & Whistle pub that also has another lovely large beer garden overlooking the fields and Cartmel Priory. Needless to say, all 4 pubs and the Priory Hotel bar are packed all day and all night until the small hours on race days.

 

CARTMEL SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION

We are proud to rent out Cartmel’s best holiday cottage. Weavers Cottage is a gorgeous 4 bedroomed cottage that sleeps up to 8 people and is located on the edge of the village just 8 minutes short, flat walk to the racecourse.

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On the other side of the village we are equally proud to rent out Cartmel’s best holiday house. Cartmel Hill is a large 4/5 bedroomed detached house located in the hills above the racecourse.

This amazing house sleeps 8 to 10 people and is about 15 minutes’ walk downhill to the racecourse.

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The locations of Weavers Cottage and Cartmel Hill are close enough for a short walk to the racecourse but  are far enough away to avoid the sound of the cheering crowds, the funfair and the revellers in the village square that can keep awake any unsuspecting holiday makers that booked to stay in the centre of the village.

CARTMEL VALLEY COTTAGES

Just over a mile away we have 2 luxury holiday cottages in Cark-in-Cartmel that are peacefully located away from the crowds that swell Cartmel on race days.

Bridgelands Cottage sleeps 5 people and Carree Cottage sleeps 6 people. Both cottages are just a 20 minute walk through the woods to the racecourse. Alternatively, you can jump on the regular shuttle bus that does the 5 minute journey between the 2 villages.

We have a smaller cottage in Allithwaite which is also just a mile away from Cartmel. Shamrock Cottage sleeps up to 3 people.

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This was another useful information bulletin brought to you by ‘Holiday Cottages Cumbria’, the providers of luxury Lake District Cottages in the Cartmel Valley.

 


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“Beautiful house, warm, welcoming, modern but with so much character. A real corker of a property!”

Thanks Simon, my family and I had a wonderful weekend stay at Charcoal House.

My husband loved taking early morning walks to Coniston Water and it was a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District.

The only problem we had was the house was so great, we didn’t want to leave! – Liz & Family

25th January, 2019

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“Perfect for a family getaway!”

8 of us and our dog Harley stayed at Charcoal House for a week in January.

The house was super, very spacious with lovely furnishings, and everyone had a lovely break, even the Aga was a hit and produced an excellent Sunday lunch!

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All in all, the house is perfect for a family getaway and we will definitely look to book one of Simon’s properties for our January break next year – Peter Jones, Wrexham