Cartmel Races 2020

Cartmel Races finish line 2019

12th April 2020

New Update

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will delay the resumption of jump racing until the beginning of July.

Prior to the Corona Virus lockdown, the 2020 racing fixtures for Cartmel Racecourse were as follows. The race meetings that do go ahead, will all be ‘behind closed doors’:-

2020 Fixtures


Saturday 23rd May

Bank Holiday Monday 25th May

Wednesday 27th May (evening)


Friday 26th June – Concert day with David Gray – Postponed to June 2021

ONE of the best-selling artists of the 21st century will take to the stage at Cartmel Racecourse. Award-winning singer-songwriter David Gray will perform after the horse races.  ‘Early Bird’ prices for the races and concert start at £39.

Sunday 28th June



Saturday 18th July

Monday 20th July


Saturday 29th August

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August



We have 4 gorgeous holiday cottages in the Cartmel Valley

Cartmel Hill in summer  Weavers Cottage in Cartmel on a lovely sunny day  Breakfast alfresco at Cartmel Hill

You can see our Cartmel Cottages by clicking here>>>

If our Cartmel Cottages are fully booked for the race meetings, we do tend to get booked up several months in advance, or if you are looking for accommodation away from the hustle & bustle of Cartmel, we have 2 wonderful cottages 20 minutes’ drive away, located near the southern tip of Coniston Water.

You can see our Coniston Cottages by clicking here>>>

Race tickets are available from Cartmel Racecourse web site- here >>>

Cartmel Racecource in summer 2019


The 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 racecourses 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 grueling furlongs.

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


Jumping the fences at Cartmel Races

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