Welcome to the website for the Cumbria Steam Gathering which takes place annually over the last weekend in July. Our home since 1986 has been Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, Grange over Sands LA11 7LS by kind permission of Mr J Latham and Sons.
At a meeting of the organising team of the Cumbria Steam Gathering on Sunday March 7th, it was decided that in view of the current uncertain situation regarding the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, it would be inadvisable to go ahead with the rally in July.
Although the recent publication by HM Government outlines dates at which they expect to gradually ease lockdown restrictions, each stage is dependent on a number of requirements, a failure to reach acceptable levels in any or all of these would most likely extend rather than curtail restrictions. Restrictions that could be imposed at no more than one week`s notice.
In addition, as it is widely accepted that the virus will still be active in the population for the foreseeable future, the difficulties of complying with as yet unspecified regulations on social distancing, crowd management, track and trace and even possible testing of attendees, would be beyond the scope of event organisers operating from a temporary site with a largely voluntary workforce.
As the Government led pilot schemes for the safe operation of outdoor events gets under way during the coming months, no doubt codes of safe practise will be developed and we can all come back safer and better in 2022.
All enquiries via the contact us page of this website or by phone to 07825 369601
If you would care to see pictures of Steam Gatherings past, please go to the gallery page on this website.