July 2018

Join the team to walk Lancaster’s Mill Race

Revealing the Mill Race is a small research project being carried out within Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communication, Imagination Lancaster and Highwire Centre for Doctoral Training, funded by the Ensemble project.

We are exploring how communities and businesses who experience flooding can contribute their knowledge, experiences and memories about these events in the city, to the data collected by environmental and data scientists (see previous blog for more details).

The Mill Race is a stream that lies underneath the city and once fed the mill near Dye House Lane in the city centre. It started close to what is now Ladies Walk and can still be seen where it empties into the Lune, underneath Millenium Bridge.

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. You can do the walk on your own by booking a “self led walk” ticket, or go on one of the guided walks.

Walkers do not need to have knowledge about the Mill Race or flooding in Lancaster, we will provide as much information as we have. 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.

For more information please email walk@themillrace.org.uk.

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