Cartmel Races 2024

Cartmel Races 2023

8th October 2023

The 2024 racing fixtures for Cartmel Races have been confirmed.

Cartmel Racecourse will host a full ‘season’ of 9 days horse racing at Cartmel village racecourse in 2024. The fixture list is as follows:-


Saturday 25th May

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

Wednesday 29th May (Evening Meeting)


Friday 28th June

Sunday 30th June


Saturday 20th July

Monday 22nd July


Saturday 24th August

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August

Check availability at our Cartmel cottages here>>>

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Cartmel Cottages

Weavers Cottage in summer 2021
Weavers Cottage

We have 2 holiday cottages in the Cartmel which are perfect for Cartmel Race meetings.

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

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

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


Cartmel race meetings are a fun-filled, family event set against the backdrop of the beautiful Lake District fells.

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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