Cressbrook Crawl Fell Rac

The Cressbrook Crawl is the annual registered FRA fell race which takes place in early May. The course starts and finishes at Cressbrook Club, and is essentially a loop around the Wye Valley.  Click here for a Fell Race Map


Please note that the race has been moved to the afternoon!

Date & Time

Sat 9th May 2020 at 2:30pm


Peak District

FRA Category



10.5km / 6.5m


350m / 1148ft


Cressbrook Club, Cressbrook, SK17 8SX.

Start between telephone box and War Memorial

Grid ref


Registration from

midnight 3rd April 2020 to midnight 2nd May via

Minimum age



£7.00 at - closes midnight 2/5/2020

Entry on day fee

not available

Maximum Entries

150 runners


Other info:

Parking limited, so share cars. Event car park is beside the mill in valley bottom, at least 15min walk so take everything you need with you up hill to register and start.

Changing room in Cressbrook Social Club next to Start.

Pint of Peak Ales beer or shandy for all runners and marshals.

Tea and cakes available to purchase after the race.

Contact the Race Organizer for anything Lost or Found.

Race Organizer:  Caroline Brunt

RACE RULES 2020 Competitors must …

  • Be over 18 on race day.

  • Wear number clearly on chest.

  • Watch out for signs and heed marshal’s instructions.

  • If retired, and before going home, go to the Results Desk at Cressbrook Club to notify Race Organiser of their number and safe return.

PLEASE NOTE: The FRA do not sanction dogs on races.

Cressbrook Crawl 2019

Despite foul weather the predeing days, clear blue sunny skies greeted the 2019 Cressbrook Crawl Fell Race and the race was fully booked. The runners had a good day to enjoy the uniquely friendly village atmosphere and our glorious white peak landscape at its best. In the event, 128 runners set off past the church and through meadows dotted with purple orchids and cowslips down to the first river Wye crossing and up the big hill opposite


The event is a big day in our village calendar, and virtually everyone is involved either with parking, signs, marshaling or catering for the excellent lunch we provide. Although there is a fierce runners’ competition, the abiding memories of the day are of people helping each other. Early arrivals helped put up the Peak Ales’ and the finish funnel. One entrant discovered he had forgotten his trainers, so another lent him a pair. Another strayed off route, only to be shouted back on course by other runners. The First Aider was kept busy with cuts and scrapes caused by the hard rutted terrain. An impromptu outside cold shower was made available for those that wanted to rinse off before dining. Later, whenever race officials started a clearing up task, tired runners would help without being asked. A fabulous day for all concerned which raised a significant amount to help maintain our 150 year old community building. Thank you to all runners for your support and jolly company.

Caroline Brunt, Race Organizer

Photos of 2019 Race

First man home at Monsal Viaduct
Second man home at Monsal Viaduct Third man at Monsal Viaduct
A women runner at Monsal Viaduct Another  woman at Monsal Viaduct


2013 Race results

2014 Race results

2015 Race results

2016 Race results

2017 Race results

2018 Race results
2019 Race results