Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002
celebration of life in the
Involvement from Millom Fell Rescue Team
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.
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
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:
updates on their event see........
All events will be centered around the Victory Hall Broughton-in-Furness
|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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