We currently organise three races — Trawden 7 Trail, Boulsworth Fell and Bowley Hill — and full details of all of these can be viewed using the buttons below. We also support several other events in the local area including the East Lancashire Hospice 10K and Poppy Run.
The Trawden 7 has been part of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix series for many years, but in 2012 we completely revised the route to create a genuine trail race. Since then the race has gone from strength-to-strength and is now a great day out for all the family with a full range of junior races, stands, ice cream, cakes, coffee and more!
Upon leaving Trawden recreational ground, turn right along the road and continue through Higher Stunstead, Near Wanless and Far Wanless before dropping steeply down to the road at Hollin Hall. Turn left here following the road as it gains height past Lodge Hill and Mean Moss farms to meet the Pendle Way at the foot of Boulsworth Hill.
Turn left onto the bridleway keeping the wall on your left along this undulating section until the path descends to a wide concrete bridge. Cross this and continue on the Pendle Way to the prominent signpost (SD948385) where you turn sharp left onto the Bronte Way and gradually decline through a very scenic stretch by the river into Wycoller.
Go over the clapper bridge just before the village centre then follow the road as it leads up a short climb then past the main visitors' car park. Make sure you've kept a bit in reserve for the last mile of road beyond Wycoller and back to the finish as it's deceptively uphill most of the way!
Boulsworth Fell Race was resurrected in 2010 after a few years' absence. The present route differs slightly from that used in previous incarnations, and there is a short section that passes over private ground (which must not be used on recce runs prior to the event). The race coincides with the popular Trawden Agricultural Show and has a grandstand finish in the heart of the main show ground. There's a great post-race atmosphere with a selection of homemade treats on offer while awaiting the presentation of awards. Race entry also includes entry to the show.
The route passes through farmland on the way to and from the foot of Boulsworth, with the middle section consisting of a clockwise loop over the wide and boggy plateau, which provides an opportunity for some proper muddy Pennine fell running! NOTE: Since 2015 the race route no longer visits the summit of Boulsworth, and the section between 1 and 2 miles (outbound) or 4 and 5 miles (return) is on private land and should not be reccied.