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Keswick Mountain Festival 2015

KESWICK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL The UK’s biggest celebration of outdoor pursuits returns to the Lake District this summer, with a host of star names set to be in attendance.

Keswick Mountain Festival has unveiled details of its programme for 2015 and promises a packed schedule of outdoor activities, speakers, sports events, live music and family friendly attractions.

Among the main highlights for the event, which runs from May 14 to 17, are speakers such as Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee and a host of high profile outdoor personalities, live music from leading folk music acts Seth Lakeman and the Peat Bog Faeries, and an extensive hike schedule of over 25 walks at all levels.

Each year, the festival offers a comprehensive and varied programme from its base in Crow Park on the edge of Keswick.

The festival has once again secured an extremely strong line up of speakers, who are expected to attract big audiences to the Theatre by the Lake. On Thursday 14 May, the focus will be on climbing, with Leo Houlding, Doug Scott and Andy Kirkpatrick.

Alistair Brownlee will take to the stage in conversation with the BBC’s chief sports writer, Tom Fordyce. He will be followed by Cumbrian fell-running legends Joss Naylor and Steve Birkinshaw, who will appear together for the first time to talk about their respective record breaking Wainwrights runs. Completing the schedule, the ever popular Ray Mears will speak during two sessions in the theatre.

A full programme of events is available to view on the event’s new website at and tickets are available now.

 Keswick Mountain Festival Weekend Tickets

The Festival Weekend tickets include Friday and Saturday concerts plus all the daytime taster activities & Adventure Tipi Talks on the Festival Village.

The Festival Weekend ticket can be purchased with or without camping (camping tickets include three nights of camping at our Festival Campsite).







Keswick Mountain Festival Concert Tickets

The Festival Concert Tickets include access onto the Festival Village to enjoy the live music in the evening





For more information visit the Keswick Mountain Festival website.


Keswick Mountain Festival Hike programme offers walks for all

Keswick Mountain Festival:  Mountain Biking KeswickOne of the UK’s most iconic outdoor destinations is preparing to be showcased as a walker’s paradise in May, during the Keswick Mountain Festival. Running from 18-22 May, this major Lake District event has quickly become one of the country’s leading outdoor festivals since its launch in 2007 and this year boasts its biggest ever ‘Hike’ programme, sponsored by Trekmates.

Keswick is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and iconic lakes and fells in Britain and the Keswick Mountain Festival is offering a comprehensive calendar of over 30 guided walks to visitors. From gentle lakeside strolls to exhilarating mountain scrambles, the Hike programme has something for walkers of all abilities and ages.

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As an incentive, Trekmates will be giving away a free gift (DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE GIFT IS? IS IT WORTH MENTIONING?) to anyone who books on to any of the walks during the festival. Each walk will be led by a fully qualified local guide, who will not only make sure that walkers are safe and comfortable during their hike, but will also inform and entertain participants with their deep knowledge of the Lake District. Click here to read more »

Keswick Mountain Festival rolls out the red carpet for outdoor stars

Keswick mountain festival Cumbria

A world-class cast of speakers has been added to the line up for this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival.  From 18-22 May,  some of the UK’s most high profile outdoor personalities will make an appearance at the festival, including Ray Mears, Sir Chris Bonington, Tim Emmett, Neil Gresham, Mark Beaumont, Geoff Somers and Alastair Lee.  The festival will also host a night of high octane mountain biking films.  All of the speakers will present at the Theatre By The Lake in Keswick. Click here to read more »

Cultural Summer Events In Keswick

Summer Events In KeswickSummer events in Keswick, Cumbria are set against a magnificent mountain backdrop that hosts spectacular cultural activities and a feast of fun.

Cumbria is surrounded by festivals, walks, talks, fairs, classes and competitions. Experience the traditions of the Lake District this Summer. So why not plan your summer vacation right now and take a stroll through some of the stunning events coming this year.

Fun Activities To Do in Keswick

If you enjoy outdoor activities try Cumbria’s Grizeldalepen Forest Challenges of zip slides and rope bridges. Make a visit to the world’s longest pencil home and ensure that you don’t leave without paying a visit to Peter Rabbit and friends. Cumbria offers leisure time to families and travellers.

keswick-townThe lake District has plenty of leisure activities. This town comes with a diverse landscape that will enable you to experience a true Cumbrian adventure.

You can traverse down nature trails, laser quest, ten pin bowling and kid’s playgrounds for all ages.

Try your hand at shopping in the Lake District, you will not be disappointed. Take home a souvenir to remember your trip by.

Browse the region’s most enjoyable activities. You can begin at the craft fair to embrace the traditional feel of shopping on the high street, move on to craft centres and independent shops.

Places To Visit

Theatre By The Lake

This warm hearted romance set in the city of Kansas is a great American love story from the 1950s. You can enjoy this great film among many others with your special someone while visiting the beautiful Keswick.

Gladiators & Warriors

This is an ideal summer event for children. Known as a children’s training drill which includes a military drill practise to join the Roman army. You kids will enjoy this perfectly crafted training to uncover the secrets of Gladiator training.


The Cumbrian culinary is a masterpiece. There is so much dedication that goes into preparing food which resembles a work of art. The ingredients are selected carefully, they are combined and prepared until refined, then tried again in a different way.

The Lake District will make you hungry. You can experience the local bakery dishes, real ale, damson gin, high class restaurants and many other specialities. Cumbria is full of inns, pubs, breweries, restaurants and food shops.

Cumbria is full of Lake District attractions for the entire family. Soon you will be wondering where to begin the adventures of exploring this great area. You’ll find a wide range of Keswick hotels with varying rates and offered services to meet your needs with hotels fairy.

Hotels And Accommodation

keswick_lodgeKeswick Lodge

Considered as a luxurious hotel in Keswick, The Keswick Lodge is situated in Keswick’s market town about two miles from Derwentwater. There are 19 rooms that include power showers and many other facilities. Keswick Lodge is one of the many famous Keswick hotels that offers stunning views of the town centre and surrounding hills. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to visit the lake. Room rates start at £82.

edwardine_keswickThe Edwardene Hotel Keswick

Another luxurious hotel in Keswick, the Edwardene Hotel is a beautiful Vistorian property that is situated near the lake, theatre and market place.

It includes eleven en suite rooms and offer guests complete convenience and comfort. Room rates start at £40.

paddocks_keswickThe Paddock Guest House Keswick

The Paddock hotel in Keswick dates back to the 1800’s and is also one in the listed Keswick hotels that offers guests views of the lake, parks, fells and town. It is excellent for walking and climbing. All rooms are en suite and come with many other facilities. Room rates start at £28.

Aerial photos by Simon Ledingham.

Taste Cumbria Food Festival

Just 24 minutes away from Keswick is Cockermouth where a fantastic event called Taste Cumbria Food Festival is going to take place on the weekend of 25th-26th September 2010.

What will be on show?

They tell us that it will be the very best in Cumbrian food, drink and produce – Cockermouth town and regional venues!

Find out all about this event at:  Click here to read more »

Writers wanted for Keswick Theatre

 Keswick Theatre 2015

Keswick Theatre

The Theatre By the Lake in Keswick Is Calling for Submissions from Writers Living in Cumbria, following the success of last years  ‘reading by the lake’ initiated.

It’s a great opportunity for budding writers in the area, if selected will see their work performed live in Keswick. The theatre is seeking entertaining, or original and funny pieces that last just a few minutes and put a grin on audience’s faces.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, check out the full details at

Cumbria floods benefit concert

Cumbria floods

The people of Cumbria have once again shown their strong sense of community by selling out all 270 tickets for the onslaught for Cumbria within 48 hours.  The concert to raise money in support of the victims of the recent floods will be held at the Theatre by the Lake this Wednesday, 3rd of February 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Stars performing include the finger Lesley Garrett and actor Brian Blessed.  The money raised will be split between the company and flood recovery fund and the local rescue organisations.  Although the concert is now sold out, there are still some tickets available for the post show reception.  Call the box office on 01768781100 to book your place.  Of course, if you can’t make it then you can still help by donating to the fund of any of the local rescue services.

Enjoy a night in Cumbrian Keswick Hotels…