Ulverston WalkFest discover the unexpected...
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Ulverston WalkFest 2015

Saturday 25th April - Monday 4th May 2015

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What our walkers said about us...

 

We four ladies from London had a wonderful time and were made to feel most welcome.What a wonderful and interesting area you live in and what friendly and helpful people. A big thank you from London where we are spreading the word about Ulverston WalkFest.  Highly recommended!

 

The guided walks are really well run and interesting, really enjoyed the trip around Coniston Copper Mines.

 

Thoroughly enjoyed the ten days of walks and supporting events and the friendliness of all involved. The leaders of the walks were most informative and made the walks fun. 

 

Great value for money. I shall be going on more next time.

 

We've learnt alot about Ulverston and the surrounding area and would certainly visit again.  Thank you for all your hard work.

Ulverston WalkFest 2015

 

Celebrity Speaker event:       BILL BIRKETT

Wednesday 29 April 2015

 

The Birketts: taken from 'Bagged - the latest Birkett' an article by Terry Fletcher published in Cumbria magazine

It's an honour given to few men or women to have whole classes of hills named after them. It's well over a century since Sir Hector Munro created his eponymous Munro table of 284 Scottish summits over 3,000ft and perhaps the best known recent recipient is Alfred Wainwright whose efforts led to generations of peak-baggers crisscrossing the Lakes to collect the 214 'Wainwrights' listed in his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. But just a few miles down the road from AW's Kendal base, another writer has now assumed the mantle. And he has more summits than the other two put together - 541 - to his name. 

The ‘Birketts’ are all the Lake District hills topping the 1,000ft contour and included in Bill Birkett's Complete Lakeland Fells, which has so far sold more than 100,000 copies. They amount to a formidable 'tick list' but already there are those who claim to have completed all of them. Those still on the long slog round the Birketts are quite likely to meet the author on his own wanderings around his home in Little Langdale. Despite having lived there all his life and walked and climbed the hills throughout his life he says he never tires of walking and photographing them. 

 

 

 

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