Cartmel Racecourse, in association with Stagecoach, operates a bus service from Cark Station. Priority will be given to rail passengers so please keep your ticket as proof of travel. Tickets are £4 return and are purchased on board.
Train services run to Cark-in-Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands Stations, with a raceday bus service to the racecourse running from Cark-in-Cartmel station.
Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A591 then A590 towards Barrow in Furness for about 10 miles on race days, AA signs direct to the racecourse from the motorway, which is well in advance of the local turn-off the last few miles to Cartmel are along narrow country lanes. On racedays they can be very congested. At peak times it can take some time to travel from the M6, so please allow yourselves plenty of time and arrive early.
Paddock Car Park
Car parking in the Paddock Enclosure is limited and costs £6 per car. We encourage you to arrive early to obtain access to the main Paddock car park. This will sell out on Bank Holidays and overflow facilities will be used.
Course Car Park
Whilst overflow and 7 Acres parking is free, a charge of £6.00 per car will be charged for cars wishing to park within the course enclosure on all racedays.
The racecourse welcomes coaches and minibuses free of charge in the coach car park only. Access to this car park is from Cartmel village. Small Camper vans wishing to park in the course enclosure will be charged £6.00.
No parking is permitted for coaches, minibuses and camper vans in the Paddock car park or in the Hill and Stream Members car park.
It is advisable for coach parties to purchase tickets in advance.
Racegoers are permitted to put up their own gazebos in allocated areas (a member of the Cartmel staff will advise). A charge of £15 is payable on the day for each gazebo erected based on the gazebo being a standard size of 3m x 3m. Multiples of this charge will apply to larger gazebos.
Unfortunately, gazebos are not permitted next to the running rail or within 10 metres either side of a jump, as they obscure the view of other racegoers.
Please also note no gazebos are permitted on either side of the finishing straight. (Course/Paddock Running in Rail enclosures).
Gazebo’s are not available to hire from the racecourse and may not be permitted in high winds.