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Ulverston WalkFest 2016

Saturday 23rd April - Monday 2nd May 2016




The Joss Naylor talk was going to take place in the Supper Room of the Coronation Hall.  However, due to unprecedented demand the event has now been moved to the Main Hall at the same venue so more tickets are now available.  Box Office 01229 587140    SOLD OUT


On Saturday 25 June 2016 Joss will be running from Caldbeck to his home in Wasdale in memory of his late father, Joe who was born in Caldbeck and moved to Wasdale in 1927.  This run also marks Joss' 80th birthday in February 2016 and will raise funds to help disadvantaged children and young people in the UK through the Brathay Trust in Ambleside.

Donations to support Joss' challenge can be made on



Hello and welcome to Ulverston WalkFest 2016.

Thanks to our volunteer walk leaders we have another exciting programme of walks and activities for you again this year retaining some of the golden oldies and introducing some new ones.


For those of you who have been involved in previous years enjoy a touch of nostalgia with our lovely video kindly put together by Christine and Peter Quiggin.

Celebrity Speaker

Joss Naylor MBE:  King of the Fells


Iconic fellrunner and farmer in the beautiful Lake District Wasdale valley Joss became known as the King of the Fells or the Iron Man because of his successive peak-bagging records. Amongst his many accolades he set a record, in 1975, with an impressive 72 Lake District peaks totalling 100 miles and 38,000 feet of ascent in 24 hours.

Seeing a fell race in 1961 near his father's farm at Wasdale Head the young Joss joined in and ran in his work boots and his fascination for fell running began.

Awarded the MBE for his services to sport and charity, now in his 80th year, Joss continues to be involved in encouraging young people to get involved in sport.

Raffle proceeds at this event will go to Joss's nominated charity the Carlisle Children's Hospice.


Sunday 24 April, 2016       7.30pm    Tickets £7   SOLD OUT

Coronation Hall, Ulverston       Box Office 01229 587140



An Evening of Illustrated Talks       

Walking the Mustang Trail Race in Nepal    Sheila Bull

Trekking in Nepal - 44 years ago and now   Jim Dobson

Wednesday 27 April 2016     7.30pm   Tickets on the door £4

Coach House, Ford Park, Ulverston  Bar available


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