Enhance your Grand National Experience
TAKE A walk around THE ICONIC FENCES PRIOR TO RACING
Walking the Course is the perfect way to see the fences prior to racing during the Grand National Festival, and this year customers can self-navigate their way around.
A team of Racemakers will be located next to some of the most famous fences to give you some information, to help enhance your journey around.
Grand National Thursday
Course walking starts from 11:00am to 1pm
Course walking starts from 10:30am to 1pm
Grand National Day
Course walking starts from 10.10am to 1pm
Where is the starting point for the course walk?
The start point for the tour is in the centre of the course. If accessing from the Grandstand side, you will see the archway located near the Princess Royal stand.
What happens on the course walk?
Please make your way to the centre of the Course, as directed by the signs, and go to the Course Walk chalet to pick up your Walking Tour brochure. The Walking Tour will take approximately one hour to complete.
Please note that this is not a full, historical guided tour but more of an opportunity to see the fences prior to racing. Due to the size and scale of the Festival, we cannot offer personal guided tours during the event.
In the event of severe wind and rain, you may not be permitted to access the centre of the Course and therefore, walking will not be available.
Please be aware that this is entirely outdoors, therefore it is advisable to bring a coat or jacket with you.
See how the iconic Grand National fences are built in the video below.