The Beautiful Marathon in a day

If you’re travelling from towns and cities in the North West, North East or West Yorkshire you can make it a day trip to the ASICS Windermere Marathon. If you’re time is limited to just one day (no better way to spend your Sunday than running a lap of England’s largest lake!), or you’d prefer not to incur the cost of accommodation, we've prepared the following travel times to help you plan your weekend.

Travel Information – by car

With the M6 being within easy reach of Brathay Hall it’s easier than you might think to drive here on event day. We’ve listed some travel times below to help you plan your journey and preparation for the marathon:

Junction 36 (Crooklands) 20 miles  30 mins
Junction 40 (Penrith) 30 miles 47 mins
Blackpool 67 miles 1 hr 22 mins
Bradford 75 miles  2 hrs 1 min
Carlisle 48 miles 1 hr 12 mins
Lancaster 35 miles 54 mins
Leeds 122 miles 2 hrs 13 mins
Liverpool 92 miles 1 hr 55 mins
Manchester 86 miles 1 hr 46 mins
Middlesbrough 94 miles 2 hrs 11 mins
Newcastle 104 miles 2 hrs 14 mins
Preston 55 miles 1 hr 12 mins

All travel times taken from AA Route Planner.

Click here to download directions to Brathay.

Travel information – by train

The nearest station to Brathay Hall is Windermere – only 5 miles and 15 minutes by taxi. Unfortunately the first train from Oxenholme (Kendal) connecting to Windermere on 20th May is 10.00am – really cutting it too fine for your pre-marathon bacon butty* and warm up!

*non-meat options also available!

Whichever route you take to Brathay make sure you leave enough time to recover after the marathon and enjoy the scenery, atmosphere and hospitality at Brathay Hall.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brathay on 20th May.

Have a safe journey!