A perk for parkrunners

WE’VE had some parkrunners staying with us, and they asked where they should go on Saturday morning. What a wonderful question! Because we are perfectly placed for some of the best parkruns in the north – including the toughest in the world!

So we decided to offer an incentive, a perk for parkrunners. Any parkrunner who books to stay with us for 2 or 3 nights nights will be given a 10% discount. All you have to do is entering the promo code ‘SHORT’. This applies only if you book direct with us: https://www.burnhow.co.uk/ We’ll also give you a signed copy of the new book, p is for parkrun: a journey from A to Z when you check in.

Then we will guide you to the parkrun that will suit you and your family best. And arrange for you to have a late breakfast afterwards (or a light breakfast beforehand).


Ford parkrun. A low-key friendly event just outside the pretty town of Ulverston. It’s three and a half laps around a nature trail, through the woods and the park, on gravel paths – and a bit of mud! Distance by road from the Burn How: 15.5 miles, 25 minutes. Plenty of parking nearby.

Fell Foot

Fell Foot parkrun. A glorious National Trust estate with a summer route around a big meadow (twice) and in the winter a four-lapper on gravel paths. Both routes run alongside the Windermere lakeshore. They like to call it “Cumbrian flat” but the winter route is challenging. It’s also narrow in places so not suitable for pushchairs. Wonderful views, and easy access to the water if you want a post-run swim. Parking is just £1 for parkrunners. Distance by road from the Burn How: 6.3 miles, 14 minutes.

Rothay Park

Rothay Park parkrun. This is a new-ish event in Ambleside, three laps of the park and an adjoining field (which can get muddy). It’s surprisingly flat, but the mountain scenery is fantastic. Very friendly team of volunteers, and seldom big crowds. Plenty of parking at Miller Bridge on the approach to the town. Distance from the Burn How: 5.8 miles, 14 minutes.


Keswick parkrun. The fastest of our Cumbrian events, but equally welcoming for runners and walkers of all abilities, this is a scenic route out and back along an old railway line. The best bit is through a magnificent train tunnel; we bet you can’t resist hooting for an echo! Car parks in the town, or free (disc) parking on the approach road by Fitz Park. Distance from the Burn How: 22.8 miles, 43 minutes.


Whinlatter Forest parkrun. There’s more climbing here than in any other parkrun worldwide, but it’s all worth it for this fabulous route through the forest. Runners are known to stop to take photos when they emerge from the trees as the mountain views are spectacular. It’s got a fast downhill finish, you’ll be pleased to learn. Pay-on-exit parking on site. Distance from the Burn How: 28 miles, 50 minutes.

Remember that all parkruns start at 9am, and you need to register in advance and download your barcode.  /www.parkrun.org.uk/register/