Walter Morrison Festival

Walter Morrison (1836 – 1921) was a local MP, businessman, social reformer and philanthropist. He lived at Malham Tarn House and loved the landscape of North Craven. He paid for the construction of Giggleswick School Chapel and fought for primary school education for all children in Britain. In his day, he was a well-known figure throughout Malhamdale, but now he is all but forgotten.

This year marks 100 years since his death in 1921. The Festival celebrates his life and the landscape he loved through a series of exhibitions, walks, guided tours and events.

Find out what’s on at the Walter Morrison Festival.