Kendal Mountain Festival is an annual, four-day long Festival dedicated to sharing awe-inspiring, life-affirming stories from the world of outdoor adventure. Situated in the picturesque town of Kendal, Cumbria, UK - 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.

Our live in-person Festival is back but we'll also 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!


Now you can catch the Festival from the comfort of your home!

We recorded live Festival events and these are available to watch on the Kendal Mountain Player.

Check out our Festival Programme

Brew yourself a drink and peruse this year's programme - complete event listings, details on all the films and literature events, and much more!

Introducing our 2021 speakers

Each year we bring a huge range of speakers together to share with you an insight into their world of adventure, sport, environment and discovery.

Hear from famous adventurers and sporting stars and get to know new explorers taking on untrodden journeys and awe-inspiring challenges.

Introducing our 2021 Films

At the heart of our Festival is an incredible film programme, which we curate from entries to our year long international film competition.

We’re delighted to share with you the films that have been selected for the Festival this year - the quality and creativity has once again blown us away!

Feature Films

An incredible line-up of the latest high-quality releases from filmmakers across the globe - featuring world and UK premieres with many filmmakers in attendance at Kendal presenting their films.

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.

The Mountain People Film Commissioning Grant

Presented by Rab

Adventure storytelling is at the heart of Kendal Mountain Festival therefore we are excited to be partnering with Rab® to support upcoming British based filmmakers.

Our 2021 Major 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