Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002

A celebration of life in the

Lake District  

Involvement from Millom Fell Rescue Team

 (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.   

The Millom Teams main event to celebrate Life in the Lake District is a Festival Weekend in Broughton-in-Furness on the 20th and 21st July. Current Plans are for an exhibition in the Victory Hall, display of Crag Rescue from the fire tower and a fell race (organised with help from Black Combe Runners). Outdoor activites, such as climbing, abseiling, archery and hand cycling, will be available for people of all abilities and disabilities at The Kepplewray Centre, Broughton. If you would like to support this event please get in touch. 

 Planned Millom FRT events are:  

Co-ordinator - Tracy Binks Tel. 01229 716952


updates on their event see........



All events will be centered around the Victory Hall Broughton-in-Furness



Event When Who's Organising
Display at Duddon Fell Race - to be
1st June Peter Bower
Millom School Gala - to be confirmed  Peter Bower
Thwaites Gala - to be confirmed  Peter Bower
Festival Weekend Sat/Sun  20/21 July Tracy Binks              see details below  
Crag rescue display  Sat/Sun  20/21 July Peter Barnes             see details below
Activities at Kepplewray Sat/Sun  20/21 July Val Gill
Fell Race (Start Newfield Inn) To be confirmed Keith Nixon
Display at Caw Fell Race 7th August  Peter Bower
Broughton Show - to be confirmed August Bank Holiday Peter Bower
Broughton School Gala To be confirmed Peter Bower
 IYM Close Out Party at Wasdale Saturday 26 October 2002 Richard Warren - Wasdale MRT/LDSDAMRA

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Broughton Mountain Festival 20th / 21st July 2002, Broughton-in-Furness

To celebrate 2002 as the United Nations International Year of the Mountains, Millom Fell Rescue Team and Furness Mountain Rescue Team present a festival weekend in Broughton-in-Furness, 20th - 21st July.

What's The international Year of the Mountains all about?

Events in Broughton will include:

  • An exhibition in the Victory Hall

  • Demonstration of Crag Rescue Techniques

  • Activities for all at the Kepplewray Centre - climbing / abseil tree; archery; hand cycling; indoor activities (if the weather is bad). Instructors use a variety of adaptive equipment according to individuals needs ensuring that activities are accessible to all.

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Saturday 20th July Sunday 21st July
10 am - 4 pm Exhibition and Crafts - Victory hall 10 am - 4 pm Exhibition and Crafts - Victory hall
10:30 - 12:00 Orienteering at Kepplewray 11:00 Junior Cross-Country Race - Wilson Park
11:00  Crag Rescue Demonstration - Fire Tower 11:00 Slide Show Victory Hall
13:30 Slide Show - Victory Hall 13:30 Teddy Bear Abseiling - Fire Tower
14:00 - 16:00 Family / Team Challenge at Kepplewray 14:00 Crag Rescue Demonstration - Fire Tower
15:00  Slide Show Victory Hall 15:00 Slide Show - Victory Hall


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