The historic Norman market town of Egremont is at the heart of Cumbria's beautiful and peaceful Western Lake District at the foot of Uldale Valley and Dent Fell and close to the coast at St Bees.
In this surprising area Egremont is the nearest town to what television viewers have voted as‘Britain's favourite view' that of Great Gable at the head of the Wasdale Valley.
Egremont offers, enjoyable outdoor leisure activities, interesting local heritage, as well stocked market, shops and fantastic scenery to relax in.
In 2007, Egremont became a Fairtrade Town, to promote the use of Fairtrade marked products. The Fairtrade Campaign Group also works to promote local shopping and produce.
THE NEXT FARMERS CRAFTS AND FAIRTRADE MARKET IS ON FRIDAY 17th February - 9.30 - 1PM IN THE MARKET HALL. Enjoy shopping for local pork from Ennerdale Meats, locally smoked pancetta and much more from Shaws, hand made bread, cakes and savouries sold for Hospice at Home, Fairtrade and an imaginative range of crafts to suit everyone. Musical Entertainment from 10am onwards. If you'd like to get involved with the Fairtrade Town Campaign Group, let us know via the contact page - there's loads to campaign for..
The immediate area offers opportunities to our walking and cycling routes, part of the Hadrian's cycleway or our alternative start (or finish) to the popular coast to coast cycle route, ...
The Egremont Regeneration Partnership is responsible for undertaking many improvement projects in the area.
Current projects at the castle include a demountable pavilion for events and evening Illumination in the grounds. Both schemes are part of Egremont's regeneration strategy to display the castle as a central feature in the development of the area. The site will benefit from up-lighters in the grounds and include an image projection onto the North Side of the main castle wall. These projections will act as a backdrop to events and productions in the pavilion..
Above left: an artist illustration of the castle Pavilion project and right Maurice Whelan's photograph of the castle at night.
Creative Egremont began in 2006 when the Egremont & Area Regeneration Partnership (Taboo) approached Grizedale Arts (an innovative contemporary arts agency based near Coniston) to rethink how the arts could directly improve the life of Egremont and its surrounding areas.
In 2009 Creative Egrmeont has been awarded the Market Town Award for a cultural and environmental project in the Northwest. From public sculpture by Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane and the Folk Float, spent a summer on a tour of service looking at the regeneration of Kings Cross, to ambitious plans to create a digital arts hub at Florence Mine a forner haematite pit on the fringe of Egremont.
Last year saw the opening of Florence Mine, a new arts centre for West Cumbria growing out of the heritage centre in the former shower block. The mine is now open for groups and clubs to use it as a place to have meetings. Look out for the events and shows that are happening throughout the year. Join our Florence Mine Facebook group and check out the website www.florencemine.org for more details.
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