Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002

A celebration of life in the

Lake District  

Involvement from Kirkby Stephen MRT

 (Last updated 23/9/02)  


 Dialogue Across Mountains

               A British-Swiss Affair                                                    


 Sir Chris Bonington C.B.E., The Hon. Jim Lowther, Lord Richard Inglewood MEP and His Excellency Mr Bruno Spinner, Ambassador of Switzerland.

 This Festival is a major Cumbrian community project aimed at boosting our county’s economy after the disastrous Foot and Mouth epidemic.

The disease has severely affected businesses and livelihoods within the rural communities of the Lake District and our project is a means of stimulating regeneration in these areas. By chronicling Cumbria’s long history of Mountain culture and heritage we aim to bring tourists back to those areas worst affected.

 A series of community-based events, exhibitions and attractions, partly funded by Business Link for Cumbria, have been organised between April and November 2002. As part of ‘International Year of Mountains 2002’ this project will gain international recognition, particularly as we are working with the Swiss government to promote ‘Dialogue Across Mountains’, a celebration of the longstanding British/Swiss mountaineering and tourism relationship. 

These events will be based throughout Cumbria to form a heritage trail that can be followed from venue to venue, providing the opportunity to view works of art and memorabilia not normally on display to the public. 

[KSMRT introduction to be inserted by team co-ordinator]

 Planned LAMRT events are:  

Co-ordinator - Arthur Littlefair - Team Leader  

Tel. 01768 371216

Event When Who's Organising
Mallerstang & Nine Standards Yomp 2002 Sunday 9th June 2002 Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre, 017683 71199
 IYM Close Out Party at Wasdale Saturday 26 October 2002 Richard Warren - Wasdale MRT/LDSAMRA

A great day out for everyone walking or running in the fells and valleys around Kirkby Stephen, Upper Eden, Cumbria.

Three alternative routes to choose from:-

Full Yomp  - 23 Miles, Half Yomp - 11.5 miles, Short Romp 6.25 miles

Everyone who finishes receives a certificate - Raising funds for 'The Rainbow Trust', The Jubilee Sailing Trust, Age Concern (Eden), other charities and causes supported by Rotary.

First Aid and safety support by Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team.