01 July 2006

Coniston Country Fair fell race

Information which I've received from the organiser,Dave Robinson,about the junior and senior races.
Including :- Coniston Country Fair Fell race of ~ 6miles/2400 feet elevation approx @ 2.00pm.Free race entry on the day just pay country fair entry. From Coniston Hall (GR 332963) on shores of Lake Coniston to top of Old Man and back, a race which dates back to1978, and includes the following previous winners : –
F. Reeves, K. Stuart, S.Carr, J.Atkinson etc.

Also Junior fell race O12’s to U18’s @ 1.00pm of ~2 miles/600 feet out and home.
Fell Race Organiser – David Robinson – Tel: 015394 37360
or:- robinsondr@btinternet.com or see web page below for further details.

SUNDAY JULY 23th 2006 noon
Coniston Country Fair offers the family/visitor a chance to experience a traditional country fair. The fair takes place in the unique lakeside setting of Coniston Hall against the magnificent backdrop of Coniston Old Man and is a prime attraction to thousands of visitors and locals alike. It includes :-

* Herdwick sheep show * Craft marquee * Ferret racing /show

* Gun Dog demo/scurry * Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling

* Stick show * Children’s sports * Egg throwing competition

* Foxhound/Terrier/ Lurcher show * Dog show * Pet show

* Terrier racing * Demo of Lakeland crafts * Sheep clipping comp.

* Refreshments * Beer tent/bar * 40 Trade stands * Sideshows etc.

Why not make a family day out of it or a weekend away !
ADULT ADMISSION £5.00 ( Reduction for children & OAP’s)
STARTS 12.00 Noon – Lots of FREE car parking / toilets./beer tent
Camping available locally @ Coniston Hall (tele :- 015394 41223)
or Hawkshead (Tele : -015394 436374 ) (5 mins )
or NT campsites @ Low Wray(10 minutes ) or Great Langdale (20 mins)

Web site:- www.conistoncountryfair.com