Live and on-demand until 31st December 2020

Share the adventure

Welcome to Kendal Mountain Festival - this year we are fully online!

We have seized this huge opportunity to Share The Adventure with the world, pouring all our effort and energy into creating a new, amazing, digital experience that’s packed with the famous Kendal spirit and vibe!

Our main stage will deliver to you a unique mix of some of the world's most renowned international athletes and adventurers, an array of incredible authors, 15 different themed curations featuring the latest adventure and environmental films, family-friendly content, and all the buzz and atmosphere of our legendary activity-focused sessions - live-streamed and available on-demand to your screen.

More than 200 films, 15 specialist sessions and over 30 literature talks. Live and on-demand until 31st December 2020.

What's on

An incredible amount of amazing live and on-demand content. Watch live over our extended 10-day Festival or catch-up at your leisure until the 31st December.

Take a look at our full festival programme here.


An incredible line-up of high-quality content from filmmakers across the globe - over 200 films to watch at your leisure.

Speakers & Sessions

Exclusive footage and inspiring stories and adventures from world-renowned speakers, pro athletes and local amateurs.


Book launches, lively debates and lectures from some of the very best writers, authors, poets and artists in their field.

Tickets & Passes

Join us for incredible films, latest premieres, live events, inspiring speakers and a packed programme of soul-stirring stories for you to explore; live and on-demand.

Festival Programme

Navigating Kendal (the event and the one-way system) can sometimes be tricky. To help you schedule your full experience, our fabulous Festival Programme will be available online and to download throughout the Festival.

Watch the Festival trailer

On-demand, live and on catch-up, discover the very best mountain, adventure and nature films, specialist sessions, guest speakers and literature. Kendal Mountain Festival 2020 has something for everyone, and so much amazing content that we extended the Festival over 10 days, and will be able to catch up on-demand until the 31st of December.

Support us to reach out

With a fantastic programme of online films and events, Kendal Mountain Festival has managed to adapt to life in 2020. 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 to discover and respect the outdoors. 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 help to secure the future of the Festival and our accessible outreach programme.

Join the party

Here are just a few of the ways in which you can get involved!



For our younger audience, we're excited to see what being outdoors means to you. Get filming!

Virtual 10km Run

Now closed

Grab your trainers! The adidas Terrex Kendal 10km run is back, and this year we're going virtual.

Global Litter Pick

Saturday 28 November

Along the waterways, on the fells and on the street, help us to make a difference worldwide.


19 - 29 November

Take time out - join us to pause, reflect and stretch. Sign up to our free sessions, live-streamed daily.

Nature Writing Workshop


10am - 12 noon. A virtual 2-hour introductory session to Nature Writing by Anita Sethi - limited spaces - book early!

Don't miss these!

Merrell Mountain Running Session

Stories from amazing athletes who this year achieved FKTs (Fastest Known Times) on some of the UK’s most notorious ultra-running challenges.

Film Collection: Climb 1

Climbing involves us in joy, creativity, community and, of course, a wee bit of leg-pulling. We hope you enjoy the show.

Literature: Jini Reddy

Jini Reddy dares to delve into the 'wanderlands' of Britain, heading off in search of the magical in the landscape.

Feature Film: Piano To Zanskar

Desmond O'Keeffe decides to take a 100-year-old, 80kg, upright Broadwood piano from London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas.

Our 2020 Partners

Thank you to all our brand partners who have made this year's Festival possible.

Virtual Basecamp Huts with a variety of offers, competitions, voucher codes and more.

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