Welcome to the new website for Ulverston WalkFest. Walks programmes are now available from Ulverston Tourist Information in the Coronation Hall and various outlets in the town. They will also be available in Coniston, Hawkshead, Kendal, Ambleside, Broughton and Ambleside. Telephone 01229 467721 for information about your nearest outlet.
Eric Robson with Alfred Wainwright
Not only..... are we looking forward to another exciting walking festival packed with a range of walks for all abilities and interests but also.... several other events in which we hope will tempt you to visit and participate.
What better place to spend a few days of fun and frolics on the fringes of the outstandingly beautiful Lake District and within spitting distance (well almost) of Morecambe Bay with its sandy beaches (yes really) and abundant wildlife.
Very efficient and regular transport links to the Furness Peninsula leave little excuse not to visit combined with a wealth of other attractions on the doorstep.
Launching our 14th walking festival we are very proud to invite well-loved and well-known Eric Robson from his chairmanship of BBC Radio 4 Gardener's Question Time. Eric will be presenting a talk 'Wainwright Re-defined' at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston and promises to share little known facts of the enigmatic Alfred Wainwright.
Our very own festival supporter and grafter for many years local lad Paddy Dillon will again this year entertain us with his intrepid adventures gathering information for his latest guide book 'Cumbria Way'. Paddy's new guide is now available from Sutton's Books, Ulverston and will be available for signing at the event.
If you have an interest in backpacking an ideal opportunity to share your experiences or learn more is at the 'Meet the Backpackers' event. The event is run by the Backpackers Club who are spending the weekend of the 26-28 April at Ford Park, Ulverston.
If you are still in need of more excitement Print Fest, an exhibition and sale of original,
contemporary prints will be held at the same time as the WalkFest between the 4-5 May at the Coronation Hall. Also running alongside the walking festival Flag Fortnight will delight with
the original flags, banners and buntings situated at various locations around the town.