Cartmel Races 2022

18th March 2022

Cartmel Races will see a full ‘season’ 9 days horse racing at the village racecourse in 2022.

The confirmed 2022 racing fixtures for Cartmel Racecourse are as follows:-


Saturday 28th May – ‘Season Opener’

Monday 30th May – ‘Monday Racing’


Wednesday 1st June – ‘Wonderful Wednesday’

Friday 24th June – ‘Racing followed by David Gray Concert’

Sunday 26th June – ‘Family Funday Sunday’


Saturday 16th July – ‘Jumping July Saturday’

Monday 18th July – ‘Jumping July Monday’


Saturday 27th August – ‘Cartmel Cup Day’

Monday 29th August – ‘Season Finale’

Visit the Racecourse website here>>>

Scroll down for more fascinating facts about Cartmel Races

Cartmel Cottages

The front of Weavers Cottage – see here

We have 3 gorgeous holiday cottages in the Cartmel Valley which are perfect for racegoers.

You can see our Cartmel Cottages and read more about the area by clicking here>>>

If our Cartmel Cottages are fully booked for the race meetings, we have 2 gorgeous cottages 20 minutes’ drive away, located near the southern tip of Coniston Water.

You can see our Coniston Cottages and read more about the area by clicking here>>>


Cartmel Racecourse has the highest daily average attendance amongst National Hunt courses. The village racecourse has the 3rd highest average attendance of any race meeting in the UK, even though it is one of the smallest racecourses in Britain.

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

Cartmel Racecourse has the longest run-in in the country despite the course being just over a mile in circumference.


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 finish straight.

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

You can see our Cartmel Cottages and read more about the area by clicking here>>>

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