Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002

A celebration of life in the

Lake District  

Involvement from Langdale and Ambleside 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. 

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

 Planned LAMRT events are:  

Co-ordinator - Steve Haltom

Event When Who's Organising
HQ Open nights 1900hrs. 20th February Steve Haltom
  1900hrs. 20th, 27th March Steve Haltom
  1900hrs. 3rd, 10th April Steve Haltom
  1900hrs. 29th May Steve Haltom
Mad about Mountains Festival at Brockhole Sunday 2nd June + Monday 3rd June Iona Wilson, Brockhole Events officer
HQ Open nights 1900hrs. 5th, 12th June Steve Haltom
  1900hrs. 7th, 24th, 31st July  Steve Haltom
  1900hrs. 7th, 14th, 21st,28th August Steve Haltom
  1900hrs. 4th September Steve Haltom
Organised Group Visits tbc Steve Haltom
 IYM Close Out Party at Wasdale Saturday 26 October 2002 Richard Warren - Wasdale MRT/LDSAMRA