Ulverston News

Coronavirus restrictions from Saturday 17th October. South Lakeland is in the Medium (Tier 1) category. Barrow Borough is in the High (Tier 2) category.

Ulverston COVID Alert Level – Medium (Tier 1)
This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place. This means:

  • All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs.
  • Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am.
  • Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees.
  • Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided the Rule of Six is followed.
  • People must not meet in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors.

Ulverston Charity T-Shirt & Hoodie

Just a bit of fun, but for three good causes. We’re using Print Social, an ethical UK printing company, to bring you this unique Ulverston t-shirt and hoodie. Like a crowd-funding campaign, you place your order, and if enough people order, then the garments get printed and delivered to you at the advertised price. Otherwise, you get your money fully refunded. 10% of the profits go to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal. ALL of the remaining t-shirt profit will be split equally between St Mary’s Hospice, and Ulverston Self Isolation Group. ALL of the hoodie profit will go to St Mary’s Hospice (about £2.50 per hoodie).

This is a time-limited offer!

See the T-Shirt      See the Hoodie

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Photo by Geoff Beattie. Winner of the ULVERSTON our GREAT LILE TOWN Facebook group September photo competition.

Visit Ulverston

We are fortunate to have some great entertainment venues and tourist attractions in Ulverston town centre, including the Coronation Hall, Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ford Park, and the Roxy Cinema, as well as historic and fascinating out-of-town locations, such as Swarthmoor Hall and Conishead Priory. There are friendly traditional hotels, restaurants, and pubs, where live music is frequently performed. Numerous well-established festivals take place in Ulverston. Don’t miss the popular Walking Festival, Lantern Festival, Dickensian Festival, International Music Festival, Retro Rendezvous, CAMRA Beer Festival, and Another Fine Fest (celebrating Stan Laurel’s birthday).

For more information about Ulverston’s independent shops and diverse businesses, we recommend the Choose Ulverston website, which is run by Ulverston Business Improvement District (BID). The BID has invested huge amounts of money in the town over recent years, including provision of planters, Christmas lights, tourist information, grants to festivals,  a shopping app, wi-fi access points, and car parking subsidies.

Ulverston sits at the head of the Furness Peninsula, between the expansive sands of Morecambe Bay, and the breathtaking mountainous landscapes of the Lake District National Park. In the thriving town centre you’ll find a healthy range of well-stocked small independent shops. You can walk from the town into quiet countryside within a few minutes. Coniston and Windermere are just a short drive away. Visit Ulverston for fun and pleasure, and to experience the close connection between the town’s people, it’s heritage, and the beautiful natural environmen

Volunteering in Ulverston

The activities in the Events Calendar provide opportunities for new experiences, and in some cases provide support and companionship for members of the community who might otherwise have few social interactions. Through the continuing efforts of enthusiastic and caring people, Ulverston is more than just a Festivals Town, it’s also a great place to live. Would you like to give something back to the community? Take a look at our Volunteering page for opportunities.