Are you ready to meet your heroes?

Each year we are joined by legends and leading lights from the outdoor world with the largest and most diverse speaker programme of any event of its kind on the planet. 

Joining us from all walks of life and going beyond glossy narratives, these adventurers, explorers and athletes come to Kendal to share spine-tingling stories and the the gritty truth with you – our welcoming and genuinely passionate audience.

 

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Our Literature programme has landed

With over 40 authors and athletes sharing works from the nature, travel and adventure writing genres. There is something for everyone!

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2019 Line Up

You aren't going to want to miss this one

We're busy finalising details for the full Kendal 2019 programme and it's set to be incredible, even if we do say so ourselves! Save the date, 14–17 November, grab your tribe and get accommodation booked.

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WIN A £500 HEART OF THE LAKES HOLIDAY VOUCHER

OUR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION IS BACK

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

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Adventure Activists Tour

Tickets now on sale

The Adventure Activists Tour is a grassroots movement for change, focusing on the environmental issues that affect our planet on a daily basis, and encouraging discussion. The Tour brings a diverse network of environmentally-conscious adventurers and NGOs to the stage. The Tour is hosted in partnership with Patagonia and will be heading to North Wales, London and Glasgow.

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THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING PARTNER – COLUMBIA

WE ARE HONOURED AND PROUD TO HAVE COLUMBIA AS PRESENTING PARTNER OF OUR NOVEMBER FESTIVAL

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

Delve into their world

Meet your heroes

Speakers programme

We pride ourselves on building the largest and most diverse speaker programme of any event of its kind in the world. They say that you shouldn't meet your heroes – well we don't follow that. 2019 line-up coming soon.

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Specialist Sessions

Find your tribe

Join us at one of our legendary Specialist Sessions. We take the core of each activity, add a presenter, mix in the most sought-after speakers, fold in a helping of new films and add a private bar... et voilà! Details coming soon.

Secret Sessions

Do you trust us?

Each year we create a series of secret events. We won't tell you what's going on and even the venue is announced at the last minute. Intrigued? Tickets on sale soon.