Kendal Mountain Festival

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Breathtaking outdoor adventure films, enthralling, inspirational talks, and the opportunity to rub carabiners with climbing legends and other extreme athletes – the annual Kendal.
Mountain Festival is a four-day celebration of all things adventure and the outdoors that’s not to be missed.

Every year, outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe head to Kendal for the UK’s biggest mountain festival. There’s so much going on: a huge range of films, including world premieres, speaker events on adventure, nature and the environment, a book festival, arts events, live music and parties, activities for kids, demonstrations and displays from the top adventure brands and so much more. So whether you’re a clamberer, a scrambler, or happy to just keep your feet on the ground and watch, the Kendal Mountain Festival has something for everyone.

Beginning in the 1980s, the festival now attracts around 18,000 people to Kendal every November and creates a real buzz around town. The heart of the festival is the free-to-enter Basecamp in Abbott Hall Park, which features talks, panel discussions, brand demos and competitions, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. You’ll also find plenty of food and drink options in the park too – adventurers need fuel, after all.

Coming up for the festival? Find your own basecamp in the Lakes here.


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Lakeland Retreats do not run this event. For accurate, up to date information, please contact the organiser.
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