Against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, Cartmel Races rekindles the spirit of the original steeplechases. Large crowds descend on the centre of the racecourse for picnics and parties while the horses race around the outside.In 2015 the racecourse is scheduled to host eight days racing, starting on the traditional Whit Monday Holiday at the end of May. There will be four 2-day meetings, one in each of the four Summer months: May, June, July and August. When we're not racing, the Louis Roederer Restaurant, located in the grandstand, makes an excellent venue for private functions, meetings and events. The surrounding parkland is regularly used by Clubs and Associations for camping rallies - for more information, go to our non-racing events page.
The raceday camp sites are busier than ever this year and we've already sold all of the spaces available for campervans and caravans for the fixtures on 25th May and 18th July - although there are still pitches available for tents on both dates.
While space remains for all forms of camping on the other six racedays, early booking is recommended - especially as we approach the busy Easter week.