May Events
Date Event Description Category Time
Wed 1 Ulverston Walking Festival - Broughton-in-Furness footpaths & Gt Stickle Walks for all ages exploring the varied wildlife, stunning scenery, industrial history and a few real ale pubs in this largely undiscovered market town and its environs. Leaflet available from Ulverston Tourist Information Centre, Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tel: 01229 587120. Walks are volunteer led and donations requested. Walk with Keith Nixon. 6 miles. Moderate. £3. Bring lunch Meet TIC Broughton-in-Furness Square (car-sharers meet 9:30 Ford Park Ulverston) Outdoor 10:00
Wed 1 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30
Wed 1 Ulverston Walking Festival - High Dam and Stott Park Heights circular Walks for all ages exploring the varied wildlife, stunning scenery, industrial history and a few real ale pubs in this largely undiscovered market town and its environs. Leaflet available from Ulverston Tourist Information Centre, Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tel: 01229 587120. Walks are volunteer led and donations requested. Walk with Peter and Christine Quiggin. 7 miles. Moderate (can be rough underfoot). £3. Bring lunch. Meet Newby bridge bus shelter (X6 bus from Ulverston 9:52) Outdoor 10:15
Wed 1 Ulverston Walking Festival - Conishead Priory Gardens and Woods Walks for all ages exploring the varied wildlife, stunning scenery, industrial history and a few real ale pubs in this largely undiscovered market town and its environs. Leaflet available from Ulverston Tourist Information Centre, Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tel: 01229 587120. Walks are volunteer led and donations requested. www.ulverstonwalkfest.co.uk Walk with Shirley Pickard, resident gardener. 1 mile. Easy. £2. Bring lunch. Meet Visitor Entrance to Conishead Priory, Priory Road, Ulverston. (Number 11 Barrow via Coast Road bus from Victoria Road, Ulverston). Manjushri Buddhist temple also open at Conishead Priory, cafe and shop 11:00 - 17:00. Outdoor 14:00
Thu 2 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30
Thu 2 Ulverston Walking Festival - Greenodd's Postmen's Paths Walks for all ages exploring the varied wildlife, stunning scenery, industrial history and a few real ale pubs in this largely undiscovered market town and its environs. Leaflet available from Ulverston Tourist Information Centre, Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tel: 01229 587120. Walks are volunteer led and donations requested. Walk with Tony Mayo. 5 miles. Moderate & muddy in part. £3. Bring lunch. Meet Greenodd bus shelter (X12 bus from Victoria Rd, Ulverston 10:20, return 13.35) Outdoor 10:30
Thu 2 Ulverston Walking Festival - Foxfield Station to Broughton Mills circular Walks for all ages exploring the varied wildlife, stunning scenery, industrial history and a few real ale pubs in this largely undiscovered market town and its environs. Leaflet available from Ulverston Tourist Information Centre, Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tel: 01229 587120. Walks are volunteer led and donations requested. Walk with Stan Aspinall. 7 miles. Moderate (can be rough underfoot). £3. Bring lunch. Meet Prince of Wales Inn, Foxfield (train via Barrow from Ulverston 9:42, return 14:52) Outdoor 10:30
Fri 3 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30
Sat 4 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30
Sat 4 Feast of Flowers Muncaster Castle hosts flower arrangements in the castle and also today a talk/demo on cooking with flowers by John Crouch. A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:00
Sun 5 Feast of Flowers Muncaster Castle hosts flower arrangements in the castle and also today a talk/demo on cooking with flowers by John Crouch. A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:00
Sun 5 Electric bike cruise explorers - Dacre Book ahead for this grand day out. Meet at Pooley Bridge for the 9.45am lake cruise to Howtown. Cycle along, with an electric bike to help tired legs, to Dacre Church and Castle, via Sharrow Bay, Eusemere, Pooley Bridge. £40 pp includes cycle hire, lunch (soup) at the Horse & Farrier and visit to Deer 'n' Dexter Rare Breeds Farm where participants can purchase as much as they can safely carry back to Pooley Bridge. Ends 4.30pm or thereabouts. Age 14+. Book online www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events Outdoor 09:30
Sun 5 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30
Mon 6 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30
Mon 6 Feast of Flowers Muncaster Castle hosts flower arrangements in the castle and also today a talk/demo on cooking with flowers by John Crouch. A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:00
Mon 6 Penrith Lions May Day Carnival Penrith Town Centre Street Stalls in Town Centre and traditional fairground attractions throughout the historic town centre Arts&Ents tbc
Tue 7 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30
Wed 8 Bluebell Heaven Muncaster Castle Grounds is one place to see highly scented and beautiful wild bluebells (hyacinth family) found only in ancient woodland in northern europe. Carpets of blue flowers in the castle grounds A visit can be combined with a tour of the castle and the World Owl Trust. Other events run concurrently and usual opening times apply. Good wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens but not to the best bluebell areas. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ 01229 717 614 www.muncaster.co.uk for updates on this year's best viewing days is a must, given the cold spell this spring. email: info@muncaster.co.uk Garden 10:30