The Grisedale Horseshoe Fell Race was established during the 1980’s.

Following the death of Derek Price, a past ARCC club Chairman and member of many years standing, the race was renamed The Derek Price Memorial Grisedale Horseshoe.

The route is a traditional Fell Race. Participants must decide their own optimum route between the checkpoints.


  • Next race: 7th September 2019, English Championship counter.
  • Entry: £10+Si entry fees.
  • Entries open 1st July-7th July for those on the guaranteed entry list.
  • Then from the 8th July-31st July for all other participants.
  • Online entry limit 400 + waiting list.
  • Proven experience of having completed an AM category fell race or equivalent alternative to the satisfaction of the organisers will be needed and should be provided with your entry.
  • Race organiser: Tony Shanley
  • Start time: 11:00am
  • Car parking:
    10 minute walk from Race registration and start.
    King George V playing fields, CA11 0PJ.
    £3 per vehicle, parking fees donated to the playing fields’ appeal.
    Parking within the village is limited and minimum £8.
  • Other information:
    Minimum Kit requirements:
    Map, compass, whistle. Waterproof (taped seams) jacket & overtrousers. Hat, gloves & emergency food.
    Kit check for all competitors at King George V parking field in Patterdale, prior to registration at Glenridding Village Hall.
    Toilets and limited changing facilities will be available at King George V playing fields.
    Registration, post race food, refreshments and prize giving at Glenridding Village Hall.
  • START. Glenridding village hall.
  • CP1: Catstye Cam summit (manned).
  • CP2: Helvellyn (manned).
  • CP3: Grisedale Tarn, eastern end (manned).
  • CP4: St Sunday Crag summit (manned).
  • CP5: Barn, Grid Ref 370149 (manned). If the Beck is in spate use the Bridge at Grid Ref 362143.
  • CP6: Wall Stile, Grid Ref 373160 (manned).
  • FINISH. Glenridding Village Hall.

Note that there is a 1.30pm cut off at Grisedale Tarn. 

A misconception often quoted is that we go to Hole in the Wall after St Sunday Crag. This is incorrect. The Hole in the Wall is approx 500 feet (150 metres) higher & 3/4 of a mile (1.2km) in the wrong direction to the finish from where the race route crosses the wall.