Kendal Mountain Festival

21 - 24 November 2024

THE ultimate social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts – with a world-class programme of films and talks from international adventurers.

This year Kendal Mountain Festival is taking place both live here in Kendal and online.

Basecamp at the Brewery Arts Centre

Kendal Mountain Festival is a celebration of outdoor culture: films, speakers, literature and art. The most diverse festival of its type in the world, it brings together filmmakers, adventurers and lecturers in the uniting aim of inspiring more people to explore, enjoy and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures.

The tog count in Kendal increases for this festival weekend!

Whether you’re into clawing your way up mountains, sliding down them, jumping off the top – or just watching others do it – this gathering of adventure sports fans is a must. Kendal Mountain Festival has been going since the 1980s and these days over 18,000 people head for the Lake District town each November to catch up on all things adrenaline. The event is truly international with filmmakers, adventurers and lecturers gathering from around the world. Rub shoulders with your heroes – films are at the core of the event, with numerous world, European and UK premieres, plus a Family Adventure programme to get the kids inspired. And it’s also renowned as THE main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.

Adidas Terrex 10k trail run

With over 1000 participants taking on a scenic trail route and a speedy town centre finish.

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Why Not Try

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