WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE DAY
Please see below for the full event programme, times and booking information. Some events do have limited spaces so please make sure you check for availability and book your place if necessary.
THIS YEAR'S PROGRAMME
LOTS TO SEE AND DO
In the town centre all day
CONSERVATION GROUPS & CHARITIES
10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. The conservation trusts and charities working in our area are very important to our community, landscape and wildlife.
Come and meet them, ask questions or just browse.
Venue: Parish Church grounds and Market Square
ARTISAN MARKET: Food, Arts and Crafts
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Local Food producers with delicious home baked goodies and freshly cooked food.
Venue: Market Square
11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Check out some of our fabulous local crafters and artists. Pick up something beautiful.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Parish Church
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. A display of several vintage cars.
Venue: Market Square, Kirkby Stephen
Many other attractions including a Roving Juggler and Alpacas
CAFÉ FOR THE DAY Women’s Institute
9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Fuel up with breakfast for the day ahead or pick yourself back up with afternoon tea, coffee and cake. Home cooked with
Venue: Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen
IVY COTTAGE BAKERY
1.30 p.m.– 2.30 p.m.
Award winning bakers Mike and Marcella show you how to bake sumptuous Italian breads. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a delightful Italian biscuit, then sample the bakes at the end of the demonstration. £5.00.
Booking required at Kirkby Stephen Visitor Centre.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Hostel, Market Street. 500 yards from Market Square.
RED SQUIRREL WALK
CUMBRIA WILDLIFE TRUST
Smardale Nature Reserve 12.00 noon – 2.30 p.m.
See if you can spot the elusive red squirrel on a guided walk, led by the Reserve’s warden. Suggested donation £5. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Booking essential at Kirkby Stephen Visitor
Centre. Tel 017683 71199.
At 12.00 noon a bus will leave from a temporary bus stop outside the Pharmacy in Kirkby Stephen, returning at 2.30.
STEAM TRAIN JOURNEY
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
A must see! Our old station at the southern end of the town comes back to life with all the sights and sounds of a traditional steam station. Experience the joy of steam power!
Stainmore Railway Station, South Road, Kirkby Stephen
E-BIKE RIDE / DEMO
10.00 a.m. 5 mile ride “Churches & Villages”
2.00 p.m. 10 mile ride “Fords & Flowers”
The ride is FREE but booking is essential for insurance. Contact email@example.com to sign up. Bikes available for hire.
Meet at Eden-e-motion, Hartley Square, 1 mile from Kirkby Stephen
WINTON PARK GARDENS
12 noon to 2.30 p.m.
A visit to Winton Park Gardens will uncover a hidden gem! A stunning garden created from scratch. It really is spectacular.
Venue: A bus will leave from outside the Pharmacy at 12 noon and 1.15 p.m.
KIRKBY STEPHEN SILVER BAND
1.45 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.
Followed by Freda Lodge performing a Westmorland
Clog Dance in the Cloisters.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Parish Church grounds
10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Something to keep the children interested. A walking treasure hunt around the town.
Small prizes for correct returned forms.
Entry forms available at Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen
OUR HISTORY THROUGH TIME
WALKERS ARE WELCOME
2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
A look into Kirkby Stephen’s past, exploring our
unique history. This route can be made wheelchair friendly. Places limited. Booking essential at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: Meet outside the Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen.
WESTMORLAND DALES RUN
& JUNIOR FUN RUN
11.00 am. Choose an 8 mile or 4.5 mile loop. Whatever you fancy. Experience our gorgeous landscape on foot!
2.30 p.m. Send your kids on an exploration to make their own memories. Children will be supervised by adults.
Venue & Registration: Kirkby Stephen Parish Church grounds
WESTMORLAND DALES NATIONAL PARK
11.00 a.m. Meet at Stenkrith Park car park for a 4 hour 5-6 Km walk in the beautiful Mallerstang Valley led by an YDNP archaeologist.
Take a packed lunch.
Booking required at Kirkby Stephen Visitor Centre; Tel: 017683 71199
Park at Stenkrith Park. A bus will return from Pendragon Castle at
12.00 noon - 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m 3.00 p.m.
Children of all ages come and try your hand at creating your own design. Protective aprons provided.
Kirkby Stephen Parish Church
CUMBERLAND & WESTMORLAND WRESTLING
12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.
Demonstrations of this ancient sport.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Parish Church grounds
LADY ANNE CLIFFORD
IN THE WESTMORLAND DALES
A dramatic costume performance in two parts.
12.30 p.m. A Classic Coach leaves Kirkby Stephen travelling through beautiful countryside to Pendragon Castle for the first part of the performance.
For this first part pre-booked tickets only.
www.kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk or telephone 017683 71885.
2.30 p.m. The second part of the performance begins with a promenade of the musician and cast along Market Street through the Cloisters to Church Green where at 3.00 p.m. the Border Pipes will be played, prior to the performance at 3.15 p.m.