Ullswater Droving 2023

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Ullswater Droving Welcome the Wolf

We invite you to be part of the exciting kickoff, ‘Welcoming the Wolf,’ and join in as an active participant in a joyous collective experience.

This special event offers you a unique chance to contribute to the creation of a magical artwork in the landscape using Geolights, initially developed for last year’s Green Space Dark Skies event, as seen on BBC Countryfile. If you’re eager to take part as a LUMENATOR, you can apply right here (but hurry, spots are limited!).

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 11th. For a sneak peek at Green Space Dark Skies, you can watch a short film here.

Additionally, the incredible Spark! is making a return to Welcome the Wolf, marking the start of the Droving week. You can be a part of this spectacular finale by watching the procession from the jetty through the village.

Spark! will start the Ullswater Droving festivities with their inimitable performance of light, sound and magic.

They will begin their journey in Glenridding at 16.20, sailing with Ullswater Steamers at 16.35 arriving at Pooley Bridge Pier at 17.35. From here the procession will begin through the village.

Please note there will be a road closure in place through Pooley Bridge when the performance is taking place.

Parking will be available throughout Pooley Bridge in the usual car parks plus additional parking provided by Park Foot Caravan & Camping Park, Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2NA. Car parking will be signposted- please wear suitable footwear and bring a torch as the path to the village will be uneven and unlit.

Public Transport: Stagecoach service 508 will be running to and from Pooley Bridge on Saturday 21st October. However please note the road closure in place will mean the last bus to arrive in Pooley Bridge from Penrith departs Penrith Rail Station at 15.20 (arr Pooley Bridge 15.50), returning to Penrith at 20.46 from Pooley Bridge (arr Penith 21.09). A timetable for this service can be found here.

Please read the access statement here including accessible parking.

Parking will be available in the village of Glenridding in the village.

This very special event is brought to you by Eden Arts, collaborating with the renowned Walk the Plank. You have the chance to participate as a Lumenator or simply be a spectator of the procession, enjoying the grand finale presented by Spark! Don’t miss out on this memorable experience!

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Lakeland Retreats do not run this event. For accurate, up to date information, please contact the organiser.
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