Ulverston is a traditional market town in the Furness Peninsula, South Cumbria, close to the tourist areas of Coniston and Windermere. Ulverston has a remarkably unspoilt town centre. It has its share of chain stores, but on a small scale. There are many local specialist shops, as well as an indoor market hall, and an outdoor market held in the main streets on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Ulverston differs significantly from many of the Lake District towns and villages, because its economy is not so dependent on tourism. Perhaps surprisingly, Ulverston is a vibrant hub for modern electronics companies, and perhaps less surprisingly, it also hosts a number of specialist undersea technology companies and service providers. The major employer in the Furness peninsula is BAE Systems Submarines, in nearby Barrow-in-Furness.
Map courtesy of Ulverston Town Council
Ulverston is located just outside the Lake District National Park boundary, which is great for the locals. House prices are affordable, so young adults can afford to stay in the area and bring up their own families in their home town. Because of that, and because of the geography of the area, living in Ulverston can feel like being part of a big extended family. People look out for each other. Big events feel safe. Crime rates are low, and so are insurance premiums. However, because everyone knows everyone else, don’t expect to keep any secrets for long!
And so, the purpose of this website… There’s a lot going on in Ulverston and Furness. There’s almost always a pub with a live band, or a quiz, or another event running. There are swimming events, running, cycling, knitting, writing, storytelling, music-making, etc. Anyone in the community is free to advertise their event and venue on this website, and manage their event listing themselves. Events can be one-offs, or recurring, such as a weekly exercise class. For recurring events, you can exclude certain dates if you wish, such as during the Christmas period. If the event details change, or the event gets cancelled, you can log in and update the listing immediately so that everybody knows what’s happening.
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