Kendal Mountain Festival is an annual, four-day long Festival dedicated to sharing awe-inspiring, life-affirming stories from the world of outdoor adventure. Join us and we'll take you on a journey to the wildest reaches of the globe through film, literature, speaker events, music, art, dance and parties.

We're going hybrid...for 2021 - our live in-person Festival is returning and we're pouring all our effort and energy into creating an incredible line-up plus an exciting new Basecamp Village featuring new brand spaces and live stages for you to enjoy! 

That said - we can't ignore the success of our digital Festival last year - so once again we'll be recording key events to share with audiences across the globe through our NEW Kendal Mountain Player. 

After all – our mission is to SHARE THE ADVENTURE!


An incredible line-up of the latest high-quality releases from filmmakers across the globe - to watch at your leisure.

Speakers & Sessions

Exclusive footage and inspiring stories of adventures from world-renowned speakers, pro athletes and grassroots and community activists.


Book launches, lively debates and lectures from some of the very best writers, authors, poets and artists from the world of nature and outdoor writing.


Introducing the new Kendal Mountain Player

The world’s best outdoor focussed content, streamed directly to you.

Sign up today and gain 12 months unlimited access to Festival catch-up and adventure films.

Watch the 2020 Festival trailer

Kendal Mountain Festival 2020 online - had something for everyone, with the very best mountain, adventure and nature films, speakers and literature talks.

Our trailer acknowledged the challenges of that year but looked to how collectively there was hope of a brighter future...

Support our valuable work

The far-reaching financial impact of Covid-19, however, will be felt for many years to come.

Every year, behind the scenes, we provide free events and outreach projects that inspire youngsters and underrepresented communities to discover, understand and respect ‘Outdoor’ culture and the benefits this brings. Now, more than ever, we feel it is vitally important to continue this work, and we are asking for your help to be able to do this.

Your donation today will support our work with the next generation of creative and inspiring talent and will help to secure the future of the Festival and our incredible outreach programmes.

Our 2021 Partners

An enormous thank you to the brands who choose to support and help us in our mission to inspire and nurture more people to explore, respect, learn from and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures.

© Kendal Mountain Festival 2021