Longnor Races brings out the entire population of Longnor in the Peak District, along with many thousands of visitors, to Waterhouse Farm for the annual ‘Wakes Races’ in Derbyshire, England.
The events started at mid-day on Thursday September 5 with the Longnor village Gymkhana, followed by a series of harness horse races on the grass turf. Everyone is welcome to join in the ‘Golden Mile’… fun-run after.
Motorbike racing takes up the rest of the afternoon finishing with a cross-country race through the hills surrounding Longnor. It’s a village tradition which can be traced back as far as 1904