Walk with us this spring and summer
Updated: May 12, 2022
This spring and summer we're planning two walks to raise money and awareness of the Chocolate has a Name project.
The first will be the original Fair Trade Way which stretches from Garstang - the world's first Fair Trade Town - 91 miles North to Keswick in the Lake District.
The second round of fundraising for the project will be launched on Thursday 26 May and all donations will be gratefully received.
You are very welcome to join us and walk alongside for anything from a few miles to the whole route.
Friday 27 May 2022 - Garstang to Lancaster (17 miles)
Garstang (World’s First Fairtrade Town and Historic market town), Wyre Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal, Conder Green, Lune Estuary, Lancaster (Maritime Museum, Dodshon Foster, Slave Trade Memorial)
Saturday 28 May 2022 - Lancaster to Arnside 16.5 miles
Lancaster, Lune Aqueduct, Morecambe Bay RSPB, Carnforth (Historic Railway Station), Leighton Hall, Leighton Moss RSPB, Arnside Tower, Arnside Knott (National Trust), Arnside.
Sunday 29 May 2022 - Arnside to Kendal (13 miles)
Arnside, Kent Estuary, Dallam Towers, Milnthorpe, Heversham (St. Mary’s Well), Levens Hall and Park, Force Falls Salmon Gate, disused canal, River Kent, Kendal (Historic Town)
Monday 30 May 2022 - Kendal to Bowness-on-Windermere (14 miles)
Kendal (Historic Town and Quaker Meeting House), Scout Scar (Viewpoint and limestone escarpment), Staveley (Hawkshead Brewery), Dales Way, Bowness-on-Windermere (Slave grave)
Tuesday 31 May 2022 - Bowness-on-Windermere to Grasmere (15 miles)
Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake Windermere, Chain Ferry, Hill Top (Home of Beatrix Potter), Latterbarrow (Viewpoint), Loughrigg Tarn, Rydal Mount (Wordsworth’s home), The ‘Coffin Route’, Dove Cottage (Wordsworth’s home) and Grasmere (Wordsworth’s grave)
Wednesday 1 June 2022 - Grasmere to Keswick (15 miles)
Grasmere, Greenup Edge, Ullscarf (Viewpoint), Watendlath (National Trust), Ashness Bridge, Derwent Water, Keswick
Later on - in July - you can join us for the Fair Trade Way which takes a 50 mile circular route round Bradford. This will be done over two weekends.
Saturday 2 July 2022 - Bradford to Baildon via Bingley
Sunday 3 July 2022 - Baildon to Ilkley via Burley
Friday 8 July 2022 - Ilkley to Haworth
Saturday 9 July 2022 - Haworth to Thornton
Sunday 10 July 2022 - Thornton to MAPA Cultural arts centre Bradford
To welcome the walkers we will have a tea party with hot chocolate at the MAPA Cultural Arts Centre at the end of the walk on Sunday 10 July.