About Walna Scar Sherpherds Meet - bottom of the page

Other Stuff

Cinemas Theatres


Brantwood Events

Exhibitions, Talks & Courses

and Brantwood contact details

Other Local Calendars:

Coniston Parish Diary

Grizebeck Community Hall

Victory Hall, Broughton

Water Yeat Village Hall

Holker Hall events

Many throughout the year

Village Calendar

Schoolroom (village hall) bookings shown here may not be complete.

Please check availability for bookings by contacting Rev Brian Streeter: 01229 861668

Regular meetings or events

Organisation or Club Day of the month Time Where

Women's Institute 1st Wednesday 7.30 pm Venues

Torver Line Every Wednesday 8 pm Schoolroom

Torver Parish Council 1st Thursday 7.30 pm Schoolroom

Torver Lunch Club 2nd Friday 12 noon Church House Inn

Bikers Breafast Apr - Oct 1st Sunday 9am Schoolroom

Breakfast Church Nov - Mar 1st Sunday 9am Schoolroom

Ulverston Police Desk

at the Market Hall

Every week - Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri from 9 am to 1 pm

Coniston Police Desk every other month - see main Calendar


The regular Calendar is effectively suspending for the Corvid 19 duration.

It will continue to list known events but I doubt there'll be any.

Known to be suspended:

Torver Lunch Club

Torver Parish Council

Torver Line (Line Dancing)

All church services (The churches are closed)

Church Breakfasts in the Schoolroom

Broughton, Woodland & Foxfield WI

I have been informed by Rev Streeter (Schoolroom booking secretary) that all bookings for the hall are suspended for the duration of the lockdown.

April (and beyond)

In the Schoolroom


Organisations & Clubs Contacts

First Responders

A volunteer force providing immediate care to patients pending the arrival of the ambulance.

Meetings suspended
Carole Barr; 015394 41088

Torver Line The village line dance club.

Every Wednesday - Schoolroom

Pat Barr: 015394 41348

Email through:

Women's Insitute

Torver WI is no more

Broughton Mills, Woodland

and Foxfield WI

welcome Torver ladies.

1st Wed. of the month - 7.30 pm

Reading Room, Broughton Mills

and Woodland Parish Room

(see Woodland page for venue)

Contact: Pam Gillman on 01229 716321

Torver Lunch Club

Set up by Age UK to provide a monthly lunch for the over 50's.

2nd Fri. of the month - 12 noon.

Church House Inn

Pat Barr: 015394 41348

Email through:

Torver Parish Council

1st Thursday of the month.

Schoolroom - 7.30 pm.

Contact the parish Clerk:

Dorothy Wilkinson

015394 41764

St Luke's and St Andrew's

(Church of England)

Service Times

St Andrew's Website

Churches page

For information please contact:

Linda Inman: 015394 41777

Schoolroom (Village Hall)

Parochial Church Council

Schoolroom sub-Committee

Committee meeting dates and times are not usually announced through Nobbut Torver or submitted for the Calendar, but may be posted in the Parish Newsletter.

Walna Scar

Shepherds Meet

Held on the first Saturday of November in one of three alternating venues: Torver, Broughton Mills and Seathwaite. These are village centres of the 'heafs', the areas of fellside that are remembered by the herdwick (hefted or heafed) sheep. When sheep stray onto a neighbour's heaf they are gathered and returned at the 'Meet', or they used to be before the age of Landrovers and trailers.

The Meets have now become more akin to social gatherings where sheep (herdwicks and swaledales) compete for rosettes and silver cups, children show their pets and shepherds meet for the crack and maybe to settle old scores. There are hound trails, displays of decorative crooks and sticks and usually lots of mud so don't forget your wellies. After the field events they meet in the local hostelry for singing, poetry readings and much quaffing of ale.

2021 - Broughton Mills - Blacksmiths Arms.

Quaffing is a form of social drinking where most of the ale misses the mouth, and the tankard is used not so much as a vessel to drink from, but as something handy to conduct the singing. (Terry Pratchett)

Alan Rayner's

Blog on the Landscape

featuring the 2014 Torver Meet

will give you some idea.