*Our walks are now fully booked, so we are not able to accept any more bookings. Please keep an eye on the website though as we will be updating it after the walks. We may do some more in the future.*
We believe that walking is a great way to explore and think about the city, to look around and think about how water affects our daily lives in a city where it was once so important to its wealth and growth.
We are holding walks between 12th and 15th July and it is possible to book onto a self led or guided walk. Guided walks will be held at 1pm and 6pm on the 12th,13th, 14th and 15th July . Walkers will be given a kit that contains a map and instructions that will follow the course of the Mill Race and will take around 90 minutes on an accessible route.
Walkers do not need to have knowledge about the Mill Race or flooding in Lancaster, we will provide as much information as we have. You are welcome to bring along smartphones, cameras, GPS units or any other gadgets you like – we would love you to share your data, images and experiences with us in any way you like. We will be providing maps, which you are free to draw on and some cards to give you some ideas as you walk.
Walks are free, we just ask that you book and for self guided walks we will arrange to deliver your kit to you before you start. As this is a research project carried out at Lancaster University we will require walkers to read some information about the project and sign a consent form. These will be provided and explained before the walks begin.
The starting point for the walks is Millenium Bridge and the finishing point is on Ladies Walk, close to HSS Hire.
All ages are welcome on the walks. The walks follow an accessible route through the city centre, and the route we advise crosses at official crossings, but please be aware of crossing busy city centre roads and uneven surfaces at some points during the walk (these will be marked on the map). The walks will be cancelled if there is heavy rain or particularly bad weather and notice of cancellation will be given as soon as possible.