The Friends of the Ullswater Way (FOUW) has decided to launch an annual programme of evening talks entitled ‘Understanding Ullswater’. They will take place on the first Thursday of each month, as well as two additional talks during Ullswater Walking Festival in September. The talks will be rotated between the Village Halls in Glenridding, Watermillock and Pooley Bridge.
The talks are designed to whet the appetite of both locals and visitors alike, giving a special insight into the extraordinary cultural and natural heritage of the valley.
The first talk to kick off the programme will be given by June Hill, the Chair of the Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group who will speak about ‘Traditional buildings in Cumbria’. She will be followed with talks later in the year on a diverse range of topics, including: local writers and poets; red squirrel ecology; photography; Lord Birkett – the saviour of Ullswater; and the challenges of managing Ullswater’s uplands.
Tim Clarke, the Chair of the Friends of the Ullswater Way (FOUW), said: “We hope this first edition of Understanding Ullswater talks will bring to life aspects of the landscape and culture of Ullswater that will excite and enthuse all those who live within or visit the Ullswater Valley. There should be something for everyone.”
Friends of the Ullswater Way Website www.ullswaterway.co.uk