We’ve already distributed nearly 100 free walk packs to local visitor businesses and organisations for loan out to visitors. We were delighted to see this blogpost from Bed & Breakfast owner and project stalwart Glenda Calvert about one of her regular guests. She told us:
“My guest from the Netherlands who has visited Pry House and the Yorkshire Dales many times took a walk booklet out with him yesterday. Until now he had no idea the buildings were cowhouses and on return from his walk said he now looked at the cowhouses with fresh eyes and a new interest”
Our retail staff have just uploaded details of the rather fabulous ‘Every Barn… ‘ walk packs onto our online shop so anyone can now own one wherever they are in the world! Follow our ONLINE SHOP link to secure a set of our six colourful walk booklets based on all the stories and historical research that we’ve gathered over the past two years.
All packaged inside a branded waterproof plastic wallet. There are hand drawn maps of all the routes and every stopping point is illustrated with a clear photograph. A wonderful souvenir of the project even if you prefer your holidays sat beside a nice log fire in the local pub ;0)
Our final community event last week went with a swing – nearly 50 people turned up during the morning to have a look at all the work we’ve done over the past year and a half. There were also samples of the ghost cow mugs & place mats available to order for businesses. We got lots of great feedback on these with the suggestion that we also offer coasters so we are currently investigating costs.
We put together a Powerpoint presentation of all the things we’ve achieved which even we found was quite amazing seeing it all together in one place. A real achievement for everyone concerned.
We gave away nearly a hundred walk packs to local visitor businesses and their guests which was very satisfying.
We were also really pleased to see the Children’s walk leaflets that Glenda has produced and lots of these were handed out too.
She also brought along some of the original art and craft work that the children had made as part of the project.
We have been madly getting ready for our final community open day event tomorrow in Keld. We were so pleased that the plastic wallets for the trail booklets turned up in time for us to get them ready for the various businesses and organisations that have already ordered them.
We have also made up a couple of boxfulls to go out to our Reeth and Hawes National Park Centres where they will be on sale shortly at £4.99 a pack. We will also be stocking them in our Online shop within a couple of days.