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Closed 15/09/2016

raised of £5,000 target by 6 supporters

    Weʼve raised £250 to build some artistic installations celebrating the history and heritage of the Ullswater Valley along the recently opened Ullswater Way.

    Ullswater, Cumbria
    Funded on Thursday, 15th September 2016

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    The Ullswater Way is a new 20 mile walking route that circumnavigates the lake through a spectacular landscape rich in history and cultural heritage. The Friends of the Ullswater Way is a working group of local residents of the 5 Parishes that surround the lake. Our aim is to design, create and install up to 14 enigmatic points of culture and heritage along the Way. We are using local skills and artists as far as possible and aim to promote the local economy. Each installation will align to the key project ethos, of being ‘in harmony with the immediate surroundings’.

    Through local fundraising we have our first installation: Nestled just below the 2000 year old Roman Road (known locally as High Street) at Moor Divock near Pooley Bridge is a curved stone seat, in the picture above, built by local craftsmen.

    The Lake District National Park are supporting us including with a £3,000 grant. This will be used to start work on the following installations:
    1. Poetry Stones: The words of contemporary poet Kathleen Raine, who found inspiration living in Martindale, will be inscribed on a series of stones close to the Ullswater Way in Martindale
    2. Celebrating artists who loved Ullswater:
    At the southern end of the lake a Patterdale resident artist has designed a stone seat, re-using local materials, at the spot where the view inspired artists John Glover, Ann Macbeth and William Turner.
    3 Anti-slavery Medallion
    In 1787 Thomas Clarkson helped establish the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. We would like to commemorate his achievements with an emblem mounted on the wall of his former residence at Eusemere, Pooley Bridge.

    However we need to raise £5,000 more to ensure completion of these installations. If you would like to support a particular installation please state this on the donation page.

    Please join us for our Inaugural Walk on 3rd September. For details email:

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      • Miles MacInnes

        Miles MacInnes

        Sep 6, 2016

        Thanks to Alan & Janet for the sandstone flag!


      • Annie Minto

        Annie Minto

        Sep 3, 2016

        What a great idea good luck


      • Laura Chapman

        Laura Chapman

        Sep 3, 2016

        Good luck rain or no rain


      • Anne and Tim Clarke

        Anne and Tim Clarke

        Jul 31, 2016

        Great initiative! Art is a perfect way to tell the story of this beautiful valley.


      • Miles MacInnes

        Miles MacInnes

        Jul 18, 2016

        Every little helps!


      • Cecilia Fry

        Cecilia Fry

        Jul 17, 2016

        Off we go!


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      Cecilia Fry

      Cecilia Fry

      Ullswater, Cumbria

      I am a Chartered Certified Accountant (top left in red) acting as Finance and Fundraising representative for the Friends of the Ullswater Way. Funds raised via this page will go directly to the bank account of Barton Parish Council who have offered to administer them for us.

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