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.
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 TICKETS NOW ON SALE
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