This year the Winter Droving will be taking place over two days: Friday 26th October in Pooley Bridge from 4pm and Saturday 27th October in Penrith from 10am.
Before the event we will e-mail more detailed instructions on when and where to gather (6.00pm at St Catherine's School Fields for Penrith and the Pooley Bridge Jetty at 5.30pm for the Ullswater Droving). Torch bearers are asked to come dressed as a drover or wear an animal mask, fire torches will be issued at the meeting point (over 16s only). Young 'uns should wear an animal mask and come as a sheep, goose, cow, pig, deer, chicken or a sheepdog. Spread the word, gather in the herds!
If you're part of a group (local business, family, pub quiz team, musketeers etc.) and want to form a special part of the procession by carrying a lantern let us know. These magical, glowing beasts need keepers of between 2-5 people for the duration of the procession. It's really important we know how big your group is so we can allocate you the correct size animal.
We are asking for a donation of £2 per fire torch this year which will be collected on arrival at the procession meeting point. Your donation will go towards funding future Winter Droving events.
PLEASE NOTE - PROCESSION START POINT. This year the procession will be leaving from St Catherine's School playing field on DROVERS LANE as we did in 2017. There is an updated route this year and we will be sending out details of this nearer the time.