Robert Macfarlane is Patron of the Festival, and states:

“I am so proud to be a patron of the new Kendal Mountain Literature Festival – a celebration and exploration of our stories of place. I love the Lake District, the mountains – and all that this Festival stands. Its great theme is that of imagination’s relationship with landscape — and its great vision is to bring about participation by means of inspiration. So please come and join us here in Kendal, to launch this Festival in its first year.”

2020 Festival

This November – Kendal Mountain Literature Festival is going fully online and the team are pouring all of their effort and energy into creating a new, amazing digital experience.

Take advantage of a special early bird offer with a big reduction on the price of their Literature pass.

The pass will provide unlimited access to talks from inspiring authors over an extended period of ten days. Find out more and purchase Early Bird tickets