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Duddon Valley Fell Race

2018 Race Saturday June 2nd
The long Duddon is a classic race covering 18 miles around the head of the Duddon Valley with 6000ft of climb over Harter, Hardknott, Little Stand, Swirl How, Dow Crag, White Pike and Caw. The short Duddon is an 10 mile race with 3000 feet of climb up Dow and Caw. Both are category A fell races so navigational ability, proper kit and some idea of what you’re doing are all essential.

The short race can be entered in Seathwaite Parish Room from 9.15 on the day but this year you must use the entry form to pre-enter the long race. We also have a description of the routes and checkpoints that is no substitute for a decent recce, results and photos from previous years, some frequently-asked questions and a word from our sponsors.

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Duddon Valley Local History Group

Click the links for the information on the R2R Project in the Duddon Valley, or the latest walks programme

Meetings commence at 7.30pm and are held
in Victory Hall Rankin Room, Broughton-in-Furness (omitting December)

click to view our current programme

Joseph & Eleanor Gunson Almshouse Trust

Charity No. 233957. The Almshouse Association No. M939
Tenant Services Association No. A1442 , Homes and Communities Agency No. A1442

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Architectural Features
The cottages are noted in the current edition of Pevsner’s Buildings of England, Cumbria. As an architectural composition the almshouses are good and they sit very well on the landscape, adding to the identity of Ulpha.
To undertake work to enable compliance with Environment Agency discharge criteria for the foul water system & to bring the property in line with current building regulations making it warm, safe, secure and comfortable and improve sustainability for the residents now and into the foreseeable future, ensuring the continued availability of low cost housing in Ulpha and the maintenance of a vibrant inclusive community.
Founded in 1907 and constructed in 1914 to provide housing for those in need and of good character who were born in Ulpha or resided in the area of benefit prior to the appointment. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring the continued availability of this valuable community asset, the only Almshouses in Copeland and possibly the Lake District National Park.
The Almshouses
are in one of the most deprived 50% of Lower Super Output Areas
categorised as rural (village/hamlets/isolated dwellings)

LSOA code E01019293

Phase 1
Compliance with Environment Agency discharge criteria.
Financial Assistance
The Trustees wish to express their gratitude to the following for their help and support on Phase 1:-
The Copeland Community Fund • National Lottery – Awards for All
Lake District National Park Community Fund • The Hadfield Trust
Cumbria County Councillor Susan Brown Local Member’s Fund
Copeland Local Area Committee and local events
Phase 2
Work necessary to comply with modern building regulations including thermal efficiency and disability adaptations to ensure the sustainability of the Trust and its low cost housing....
Forthcoming events click me for more information

Ulpha and Seathwaite WI


2nd Tuesday except July and August

President: Sheila Milton, telephone: 01229 716375
Secretary: Lindsay Ward, telephone: 01229 716787
Treasurer: Robin MacKay
email: ulphaandseathwaitewi@gmail.com

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Places of Interest

The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness

Holker Hall and Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel

Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Haverthwaite

The Little Ratty Railway, Ravenglass/Eskdale

Aquarium of the Lakes, Newby Bridge

Wild Animal Park, Dalton-in-Furness

Muncaster Castle and Owl Center, Muncaster

LazerZone, Barrow-in-Furness

Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston

Conishead Priory, Ulverston

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