Slide & Suppers are back in 2020!

We have a great series of talks lined up!  An eclectic mix of speakers over 8 weeks!
We kick off  on Thursday 30th January with Dave MacFarlane’s film of Paul Tierney’s record Wainwright Round.  Paul will be here to introduce the film & answer questions at the end.

• 30th Paul Tierney – Running the Wainwrights

• 6th Brit Rock Film set including “Climbing Blind” KMFF Grand prize winner
• 13th John Fleetwood – Traverse of the Cuillins
• 20th Bike Film – “Bikes of Wrath”
• 27th Helen Lloyd – Adventures on 2 Wheels – from Africa to Iceland 

• 5th Tony & Carol Dilger – Highlands & Islands – award winning photographers
• 12th Darren Axe – “Land of the Mojito and the Metropolis” Mexican Adventures
• 19th John Mather – “Swimming across the Lake     District”

All details here.

Tickets cost £9 for the evening. Booking is recommended, tickets must be paid for at the time of booking.  Call into the Cafe or ring & we can hold the tickets for you once paid.

*  Remember * The evening will start with the supper & a brew at 7pm with the slide show following at 7.45pm. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage but tea and coffee will be served with the meal is included and our usual cakes are available to buy!

Description of all talks
Slide & Supper Leaflet

Additional information about Paul tierney
Paul Tierney insert

Christmas Speciality Evening

Book now for our Christmas Speciality Evening!                  
Friday 20th December 2018 £26.40pp – 5 courses

BYO ~ we’ll supply glasses! (No corkage)
Booking essential with £5 pp deposit

*The menu is here*

At the Café counter or Ring 01539 822329

This please pre-order your main course when booking, thanks!

Susie Amann: Eagle Ski Club Expeditions to Alaska & the Yukon

Booking Essential – see below

Susie will talk about three of the club expeditionary trips to Alaska and the Canadian Yukon , sharing the practicalities and lessons learned from these big mountain experiences.

The lectures are given by members of the ESC but are open to anyone with a love of the mountains – there’s no need to be a member of any club. This is the third year we’ve organised the lectures, bringing speakers from across Britain and France so that we get the opportunity to share in their adventures and get inspiration for our own. These events are also about meeting new people as well as old friends, and exchanging information and gear.

For anyone wanting to get into ski touring the Bring and Buy part of the evening is a good way of getting started with second hand gear. I know people are looking for touring set ups and boots, so do bring your spare stuff along as well as any budding mountaineers you come across.

Venue – Wilfs Café, Mill Yard, Staveley, LA8 9LR

6.15      Bring and Buy and pre-dinner drinks and chat
7.00      Dinner

8.00      Lecture

The cost for the evening and meal is £10. Book but pay on the door.

Book through [email protected] and include your choice of meal:-

The food choice is Chicken or Veggie Curry with Rice, Naan bread, salad & pickles.  Let Ali know when you book.  Gluten Free option available.






Wheelbase Tour De Staveley

Timed to run in July each year, the Tour de Staveley had its 12th edition in 2018 and is a fantastic way to celebrate the Tour de France in the beautiful Lake District.

Starting and finishing in Mill Yard, Staveley, there are 2 road courses, offering great views and some challenging climbs, with after-race food provided by Wilfs Café. We also screen the days racing from the Tour de France.

Our annual Tour de Staveley social sportive took place on Saturday 14 July and we welcomed 250 riders for a choice of two stunning routes around the lanes of the south Lakes. For 2018 we partnered with Kendal CC and all proceeds from the event have been donated to their nominated charity – Wheels for All. We’d like to say a huge thanks to all of the riders, marshals, volunteers, Wilf’s Cafe, Hawkshead Brewery and of course Kendal CC.

The Sam Houghton Challenge

The Sam Houghton Challenge is an annual event, in commemoration of a keen local mountain bike rider who lost his battle against cancer in 2006. Proceeds from the event go to Cancer Research UK.

It takes in some of the best local bridleways and some challenging climbs and descents between Troutbeck, Kentmere and Longsleddale.

There are two courses, short and long, and several categories for solo, pairs or teams of riders, and for electric bikes. Both courses start and finish in Mill Yard, next to the cafe.

Full details can be found at