For non-emergency calls to the police, phone Cumbria Constabulary on 101. Always phone 999 in an emergency.
Great affordable art, workshops and demonstrations at Printfest. 2nd & 3rd May at The Coro.
Can’t find your way around town? Collect a free Ulverston town centre map from the library (corner of Victoria Rd & A590, next to the main bus stops).
The Keswick to Barrow Walk is on Sat 9th May. Please try to avoid driving along the route. The A593 will be closed north of Coniston village from 0930 to 1200.
The Hoad monument is open on Sundays & Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of October whenever the flag on the hill is flying.
Stockbridge Lane car park charges are now reduced: 20p=1hr, 40p=2hrs, 60p=3hrs, 80p=4hrs, £1=24hrs.
World Village Market will be on 24/25/26 July, featuring exotic cooking, ethical eco-friendly arts, crafts, clothing & jewellery.
Come to a Coro Coffee Morning, most Thursdays and Saturdays, and help raise funds for local good causes.

Ulverston Tourist Information

Festival Town

Ulverston is a festival town, attracting participants and visitors from around the world. It is also a working town, and is home to a surprising number of hi-tech companies. Ulverston is known for the Hoad Monument (a replica of the Eddystone Lighthouse), the mile-long canal, the Laurel & Hardy Museum (Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston), the indoor and outdoor markets, and the traditional pubs and tea-shops. Ulverston is twinned with the town of Albert in the Somme area of northern France.

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  • KESWICK TO BARROW WALK – 9th May 2015

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    The annual Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow Walks take place on Saturday 9th May. The route passes down from Keswick via Grasmere and Elterwater, down the A593 to Tom Gill and the Tarn Hows Road, then east of Coniston Lake to Lowick, over the moors to Marton, and then via Dalton to Barrow. Approximately 3000 walkers will be taking part, and should raise many hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes. If you are driving in the area, please follow instructions from the police and volunteer marshals. In particular, please keep away from the sections of the walk route where there are formal and informal road closures in place. There will be formal road closures at Elterwater and on the A593 near Skelwith Bridge in the morning. Also, the road between the Black Dog Inn and the South Lakes Wild Animal Park will be formally closed for a substantial part of the day. K2B/C2B team support vehicles are completely banned from driving along large sections of the route, as detailed on the Keswick to Barrow website. www.keswick2barrow.co.uk

  • TOWN COUNCIL MOVEMENTS

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    Ulverston Town Council members have voted to vacate the Town Hall in Queen Street, as part of an exercise to reduce overall running costs and promote greater use of the Coronation Hall. The Council proposes to operate its administrative functions from a new office that will be created in the Brogden Street building currently used as public toilets. The option to create a Council office space within the Coronation Hall building was rejected. In future, the Coronation Hall will be used for public meetings. In the meantime, Town Council operations will continue at the Town Hall until new accommodation arrangements are finalised. We look forward to finding out what the new building will be called; and if any of its original features will be retained.

Ulverston Festivals
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PRINTFEST – 2nd May to 3rd May 2015

Founded in 2001, Printfest is the UK’s foremost artist led printmaking festival. Dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints, it offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and learn more about printmaking. The Printfest weekend is held each May in Ulverston with an art trail, workshops and demonstrations taking place before, during and after the exhibition.



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ULVERSTON WALKFEST – 25th April to 4th May 2015

Discover the unexpected! Celebrity Speaker event: BILL BIRKETT on Wednesday 29th April 2015. 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. The photo shows a bat walk (just in case you were wondering). Some feedback from last year: “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!”



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FLAG FESTIVAL – 25th April to 11th May 2015

The buildings and public spaces of Ulverston are decorated with hand-made coloured flags for a fortnight. Many of the individual flags depict the products and services sold in the shops and offices that they are attached to. There are spectacular massed displays of flags at various locations around town, such as Tank Square and The Gill.



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TASTE CUMBRIA – 23rd May to 24th May 2015

We are pleased to bring Taste Cumbria to Ulverston in May 2015, for its second year giving producers and guests alike the chance to explore the culinary highlights of Cumbria. Over the course of the weekend, Ulverston’s town centre will be transformed by a producer’s market selling the best food and drink Cumbria has to offer. Our popular cookery demo stage from the Cockermouth food festival will be making a welcome return, allowing renowned local chefs to run informal demonstrations and master classes. A wide selection of family entertainment and activities is planned, including bouncy castles and children’s activities courtesy of Ford Park, live music and a “locally brewed” Ale Trail to showcase and celebrate local ales and beers.