We are Kendal Mountain Festival

Every November, we bring thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe together to share and celebrate the best stories from the world of adventure. Stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and soul-stirring journeys. We live for adventure. Join us.

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14 – 17 November 2019

Presented by Columbia

Tickets now on sale

With over 100 incredible events, there's something for everyone!

With thanks to our Presenting Partner Columbia

Thanks to our Presenting Partner – Columbia

For more than 80 years, Columbia have been making gear for people who enjoy the outdoors

We are honoured and proud to have Columbia as our presenting partner.

Delve into their world

OUR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION IS BACK

WIN A £500 HEART OF THE LAKES HOLIDAY VOUCHER

Entry is now open to our 12th annual photography competition. Presented by Heart of the Lakes.

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FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY

Inspire the younger generation with our great range of family friendly events

BROWSE OUR FAMILY EVENTS

Run away with us

VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 50 RACES BY RUNNER'S WORLD

Taking place over the Festival weekend, our adidas TERREX 10k Trail Run follows a classic route with lots of great ascents, jaw dropping vistas, grassy trails and a great town centre finish.

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Book your accommodation

Book a stay at the Festival hostel or a space for your campervan.

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Plan your visit

Information is beautiful

Our tickets will be on sale on Friday 27th September, but it's never too early to book accommodation and travel for the Festival.

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FEATURED EVENTS

Dryrobe Outdoor Swimming Session

Kendal Town Hall

2019

Nov

17

9:30am

An exhilarating morning of swimming tales from lidos and lakes, to rivers and the sea.

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UK Film Premiere - Rotpunkt, presented by Patagonia, with Alex Megos

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

2019

Nov

16

7:00pm

Rotpunkt documents the advent, the agony and the art of the redpoint through Alex Megos’s efforts to redefine the boundaries of the form

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Lowe Alpine Friday Night Adventures

Kendal Town Hall

2019

Nov

15

5:15pm

Celebrating adventure tales from around the globe with incredible polar explorer Ben Saunders and full time nomads Faye and Matt Doyle.

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