FOUW ‘Understanding Ullswater’ Evening Talks 2021

FOUW ‘Understanding Ullswater’ Evening Talks 2021

FOUW Ullswater Talks

FOUW ‘Understanding Ullswater’ Evening Talks 2021

All the talks will be FREE, but you are requested to make a voluntary contribution towards costs.

The choice of location will be made later depending upon the COVID regulations in force at the time


Time Location Theme Speaker
February 4th 19.30 ZOOM Wordsworth and Ullswater Jeff Cowton

Curator, Head of Learning, Wordsworth Trust


March 4th 19.30 ZOOM The challenges of  managing commonland in Ullswater Dr Julia Aglionby

Professor of Practice at University of Cumbria , Executive Director of the Foundation for Common Land.


April 8th 19.30 ZOOM The Geology and Landscape of the   Ullswater valley John Rodgers

President, Cumberland Geological Society


May 6th 19.30 ZOOM The Lake was saved – the story of Lord Birkett and the Ullswater Preservation Society  


 Miles MacInnes

Chair, Ullswater Preservation Society, Former Chair FOUW

June 10th 19.30 tbc The English Lake District World Heritage Site and the  National Trust


Jamie Lund

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Advisor,

National Trust

July 1st 18.00 tbc Archaeology in the Ullswater Valley


Eleanor Kingston

Archaeologist for the LDNPA


Aug 4th 14.00  

Lowther Gardens

Guided tour of Lowther Castle Gardens


Martin Ogle

Head Gardener Lowther Castle


Sept 2nd 19.30 tbc All the fun of the follies: Lyulph’s Tower and its context


Emeritus Prof Jane Taylor

Durham University

Oct 7th 19.30 tbc The Cumbrian Night Sky Stuart Atkinson
Nov 4th 19.30 tbc From Romans to Normans: the Lakeland Landscape


Geoff Cowell

Senior Volunteer




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 Ullswater Association Membership Price List 2020/21

Category 1CostNotes
Bed & Breakfast£125 
Self-Catering£125Up to 6 units
Eating Out£125 
Attractions (Small)£1250-20,000 visitors
Activities & Things to do£125 
Additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.£50If your main business is B&B but you offer evening meals, you can be listed under 'Places to Eat' by taking an additional listing.
Category 2 Price includes one free additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.
Self-Catering£2757+ units
Attractions (Large)£27520,000+ visitors
Camping, Caravanning & Glamping£275Campsites offering more than just tent pitches

Membership of the Ullswater Association gives you:

  • Listing and images on
  • Listing in the Visit Ullswater leaflet with local, regional, national and international distribution
  • Quarterly member meetings
  • Annual familiarisation trips
  • Dedicated marketing support focussed on raising both members’ profiles and the profile of the area as a whole
  • Dedicated administration support for the association
  • Representation of the association within regional tourism organisations
  • Unlimited press release distribution
  • Social media activity
  • Blog sharing
  • Photography library
  • Ad hoc Marketing and PR advice

All this for less than a decent size ad in the local newspaper!