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Ulverston Walking Festival 2012 programme

ULVERSTON WALKING FESTIVAL 2012

The dates are :-

Friday 27 April 2012 to Sunday 6 May 2012

Programmes will be available from early April 2012.

We are always looking for new volunteer walk leaders. If you are interested then contact Jean Povey 01229 587726.

ulverston Walking Festival 2012 programme

Lookout for the Print Fest Art Trail around Ulverston from 23 April.

At a time of your choice go on Sue Gill & Dan Fox’s Sound Walk around Baycliff for smartphones. Start at The Olde Mill, Bardsea. 1.5 hours easy. Get instructions from www.danfox.net.

walks cost £2 each

Friday 27 April
11am Walking for Health with Raymond Willock. Meet Rose Garden, Victoria Rd. 2 miles 1 hour easy. FREE
5pm Ford Park Nature Trail with Kim Farr. Meet at Ford Park main gate. 0.5 mile 1 hour easy.
7pm Pub Walk with Steve Povey. Meet at Ulverston Brewery, Victoria Rd. Visit several real ale pubs. 1 mile 3 hours easy.
9pm Bat Walk with Kim Farr. Meet at Ford Park house entrance. 1 mile 1.5 hours easy.

Sat 28 April
10am Birkrigg, Baycliff, Bardsea with Pete & Christine Quiggin. Meet Lancastrian pub, Mountbarrow Rd. Bring lunch. 7 miles 3.5 hours moderate.
10.45am Advanced Map Reading with Martin Cooper. Meet lay-by near Gawthwaite (GR 267847) at 11am. Bring lunch. 4 hours moderate. Book and car share on 583524. Numbers limited.
2pm Walk to Manjushri Buddhist Centre with Shirley Pickard. Tour and tea. Meet at swimming pool, Priory Rd, walk along lanes and beach. Return 11 bus at 4.55pm or walk. 2.5 miles 3 hours easy.

Sun 29 April
10.30am Ulverston Circular with Jack Rice. Meet outside Walkers Hostel. Bring lunch. 11 miles 5 hours moderate. (Can leave after 8 miles).
10.30am Kirkby Moor with Steve Povey. Meet in the Gill. Bring lunch and picnic at stone circle. 8 miles 5 hours moderate.
2pm Local History Walk with Jennifer Snell. Meet at Ford Park main gates. 1mile 1 hour easy. Wheelchair friendly.
2pm Magical Mystery with the Woodcraft Folk. For under 7s and their families. (Not pushchair friendly). Meet at top of Chittery Lane. 1 mile 2 hours. easy.

Mon 30 April
8.50am Torver to Ulverston with Simon Hughes. Get X12 bus from Victoria Rd. Walk back along Cumbria Way. Bring lunch. 14 miles 7 hours hard.
2pm Built on Water part 1 with Jean Povey. Follow the Town Beck upstream. Meet at Buxton Place car park. 2 miles 1.5 hours easy. NO DOGS.
6.45pm Sunset on North Walney with Richard Scott. Meet at West Shore car park, Earnse Bay. 6 miles 3 hours moderate.

Tues 1 May
9.42am Foxfield to Broughton Mills and back with Tony Mayo. Meet at Foxfield Station 10.35am. Return 4.33pm train from Foxfield. Bring lunch. 9 miles 4 hours moderate.
11am Navigation Skills with orienteer Richard Tiley. Meet at Ford House. Bring lunch. 3 miles 3 hours easy.
2pm The Leven Estuary Eco-ramble with Richard Scott. Meet at Canal Foot. Bring wellies. 2 miles 3 hours easy.

Wed 2 May
9.30am Military History with Andrew Hudson. Meet at Red Rose club, Victoria Rd and end Barrow Dock Museum. Bring lunch. 11 miles 6 hours moderate.
10.20am Furness Fells Horse-shoe with Mary Searle- Chatterjee. Get X12 bus from Victoria Rd. Return 5.05pm bus from Coniston. Bring lunch. 8 miles 6 hours moderate.
2pm Conishead Priory Gardens & Woods with Shirley Pickard. Meet at Priory main door. 1 mile 1 hour easy. (Temple and cafe will be open).
2 pm Above Rosside with Steve Povey. Meet in the Gill. Bring binoculars. 5miles 3hours moderate.
7pm Arctic Circle Trail-Greenland Slide Show with writer Paddy Dillon. Parish Centre, Church Walk. £4 including refreshments.


Thurs 3 May
9.42am Sketching and Walking with Dudley Clark. Get 9.42am train to Arnside. Return on 2.35pm train. Fare £5.50. Bring lunch, sketch pad, folding seat, etc. 2 miles 4 hours easy.
10.30am Dunnerdale Horseshoe with Martin Cooper. Meet Ford Park main gate for car share (583524) or Broughton Mills phone box, GR 223906, at 11am. Bring lunch. 6 miles 4.5 hours hard.
12.50pm Natterjack Toads at Askam with Bill Shaw. Get 12.50pm train from Ulverston to Askam, via Barrow. Meet 1.45pm at Askam station. Walk up Duddon Estuary. Return 4.40pm train from Askam. 3 miles 2.5 hours easy. NO DOGS.

Fri 4 May
9.45am Furness Abbey to Ulverston on the Cistercian Way with Linda Marshall. Get 9.45am No 6 bus from Victoria Rd, or meet at Furness Abbey main gate at 10.15am. Bring lunch, bus fare and money. Possible visit to Dalton Castle en route. NO DOGS. 8miles 6 hours moderate.
10am Herb Walk with Sarah Atkinson. Meet at Lancastrian pub, Croftlands. Visit Willington Wood, Birkrigg and Bardsea. Bring lunch. 5 miles 4 hours.
11am Walking for Health with Raymond Willock. Meet Rose Garden, Victoria Rd. 2 miles 1 hour easy. FREE

Sat 5 May.
8.50am Coniston Tops with Martin Cooper. Get X12 bus or meet at Coniston TIC at 9.30am. Bring lunch. 6 hours hard. (Distance covered is weather dependent).
10am Ulverston Fringes with Linda Marshall. Meet in the Gill. 2-3 miles 1-2 hour easy.
2pm Walk to Manjushri. Repeat of Sat 28 April.

Sun 6 May
10am Furness Iron-Old Peru with Colin Pickthall. Meet in the Gill. Walk to Dalton via the iron mines. Bring lunch. NO DOGS. Home on bus. 6 miles 5 hours moderate.
2pm Built on Water part 2 with Jean Povey. Follow the Town Beck downstream. Meet at Buxton Place car park. 3 miles 3 hours easy. NO DOGS.
9pm Up Hoad with a torch. Meet at Parish Church and end at Old Friends pub. 2 miles 1 hour moderate.

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