The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library in Ambleside is reopening on this month with a new fell running-focused exhibition.

This display, 'Running Int' Fells' will delve into the history of fell running, from its simple beginnings of Grasmere Sports to the slick ultra and trail running events of today.

The Armitt boasts being the first and only venue to host an exhibition solely dedicated to fell running in Cumbria, the sport’s 'original and spiritual home'.

Faye Morrissey, The Armitt’s manager and curator, said: "It has been a pleasure to plan and deliver this exhibition over the last 12-16 months.

"We’ve worked closely with a team of expert volunteers led by Peter Todhunter.

"They are not only passionate about the sport, with an in-depth knowledge of the history and present-day trends, but have access to a wealth of material from groups and individuals which will be used to tell stories and spotlight legendary feats and magical runners.

"We hope that many people, fell runners or not, will visit the museum to learn more and be inspired."

In addition to the exhibition, there will be family-friendly activities and interactives in the galleries.

Events themed around fell running are also planned throughout the year.

Peter Todhunter, community lead of the Running Int’ Fells volunteer group, said: "The aim of the exhibition is not only to educate visitors about fell running but also to captivate them.

"By showcasing the history and evolution of fell running, visitors will hopefully gain a deeper appreciation for this sport and, who knows, they might even be motivated to put on a pair of trainers and experience the beauty of the fells first hand."

The Armitt reopens on February 14 with Running Int’ Fells, running until the end of December 2024.

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