Walk the Fairtrade talk

A new walking route between Garstang – the world’s first Fairtrade town in Lancashire – and the active Fairtrade town of Keswick has been created for walkers wanting to support fair trade

The Fair Trade Way, designed as a six-day walk covering 12-17 miles a day, comes with a guide to accommodation and cafes along the way which stock Fairtrade produce.

Taking in Garstang, Lancaster, Arnside, Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere, Grasmere and Keswick, the route connects places of national scenic, historic, environmental and cultural importance.

An 80-mile walk along the route, organised in partnership with Oxfam, will take place on the 24-29 August. Walkers will include Bruce Crowther, founder of the Fairtrade Towns movement and Pushpanath Krishnamurthy, an activist who walked from Oxford to Copenhagen for the 2009 Climate Conference.


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