The High Cup Nick Fell Race

The High Cup Nick Fell Race traditionally has taken place in late February each year but in 2022 it will take place on the last Sunday in August. It is organised by Morgan Donnelly in conjunction with the Village Hall. The Hall acts as a base and check-in. Post-race refreshments are provided by the Village Community and a number of villagers act as marshals and help manage the car-parking. Around 500 runners enter the Race. The route of the race is available on this external link. Please note that some of the route crosses private land, which is used with the permission of farmers.


Covid prevented the race in 2020 and 2021. The 2022 race was scheduled in February but was postponed at the last minute because the field assigned for parking (200 - 300 cars are too many for the Village) was water-logged. The re-assigned date is 28th August.

Please click here to go to the Race Information Site and to enter the Race.

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Many day-visitors come to Dufton to climb up to High Cup Nick, a spectacular amphitheatre of volcanic rock about 3 miles from Dufton along the southern leg of the Pennine Way.