Ulverston WalkFest was started in 1999 by Jean and Steve Povey. In 2013 a new organising team was formed on the occasion of Jean and Steve’s retirement, under the leadership of Linda Marshall for the next 7 years, taking us up to our 20th Anniversary festival. We continue to build on the firm foundations established by them.
Our very own Green Deal
One of the aims of the Walkfest has always been to respect and care for the environment and cherish the opportunities that nature gives us to enjoy ourselves. To this end we are continually looking to reduce our impact on the environment.
- many of our walks/activities can be accessed by public transport or start from the town. Other walks offer a minibus service/car sharing scheme
- our walk programmes and posters are printed by a company which uses carbon balanced materials and provides us with a certificate to show how much we have reduced our impact on the environment
Everyone involved in the festival is a volunteer. Some of the walks leaders are professional people but kindly provide their skills and expertise free of charge to benefit the walking festival. Many of our walk leaders are mountain leader qualified, National Park accredited walk leaders or mountain rescue team members
Early in 2012 we approached the Graphic Design Department of the University of Cumbria to offer a project for the students to design a new style leaflet, logo and poster. There were four submissions and that of Toby Garland was chosen as the one that best fulfilled the image we wished to create for the future.
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