Guiding

Where can I run?

We work predominately within the Lake District national park. Here in England we have amazing access laws which allow us to explore the natural world.

Costing and prices

£100 Half Day (4 Hours)

£160 Full Day (8 hours)

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

Having your own equipment is encouraged as it means the experience is more tailored but not essential we have equipment that you can hire on request.

What happens on the day?

That depends on your desire, do you want to see sunrise from top of a mountain or start after a leisurely breakfast, the day is yours so you can decide. Enjoying your experience of running in the Lake District is our number one aim, so if that’s getting high in the mountains or running beautiful single track and dropping by a Lakeland Café for Tea and Cake, (we do like our cake)

Can we run to the top of the mountains?

In short yes, there are hundreds of mountains here in the Lake District and all the peaks are accessible, the only thing that might stop us on the day in adverse weather.

Is it safe?

As with anything in life there are dangers, all of our runs are bespoke and are designed around the individual’s fitness and experience which means we can reduce the risk and likelihood of something happening. You can be safe in the knowledge that all our guides are qualified Mountain Leaders and are First Aid trained.

Logistics

What do you mean by logistics?

There are many unique running challenges out there and if you are looking for a solution our expertise can make it happen. We can help with anything from remote consultation, road side support, food and water or a full guided experience. You can rock up here in the Lake District and we have everything covered.

The Bob Graham Round

The Bob Graham Round is one of the most famous 24 hour challenges in fell running. First completed in 1932 its 66 miles/106 km in distance and 27,000ft/8,230m in elevation gain. We can provide a spectrum of support from remote consultation for preparation, road side support or if your new to the area or want the greatest chance of succeeding then we can handle all the logistics, providing you with navigators, pacers and support so you can focus on the important task in hand and enjoy the experience even more.

Cost & Pricing

Further information on request.

Other challenges

There are many unique challenges in the Lake District. A few classics include:

  • The Bob Graham Round
  • Cumbrian Traverse
  • The Dales Way
  • Coast to Coast
  • Cumbria Way

The aforementioned routes are either completely Lake District based or pass through the Lake District, whatever your challenge we can provide a solution.

Training, Skills & Courses

What courses are available?

We provide you with the skills, tools and knowledge to increase your ability to operate safely and effectively in remote mountain regions. Courses are run throughout the year. Courses include but are not restricted to:

  • Basic Navigation
  • Advanced Navigation
  • First Aid
  • Introduction to Trail and Fell Running
  • Winter Running Skills
  • Running with poles
  • Running technique
  • Expedition planning

Where are the courses run?

All our courses are run here in the Lake District, England

Who runs the courses?

Swift Running Company Guides run the technical courses. All our guides have years of experience in the mountains from all corners of the world. All are qualified Mountain Leaders. For our specialist courses we team up with local professionals to give you the best experience.