Keswick Mountain Festival takes place from 15th to 19th May, returning for it’s 7th year.
More activities have been added to the itinerary for 2013 and there is a festival village held on Crow Park, which is free to enter. There are new taster events taking place at the village, many specifically for children.
Some of the highlights of the event include famous speakers, open water swimming and mountain film evenings, plus all the usual events of guided walks, scrambles and climbs, bike events and trail races.
Speakers at the theatre include prolific mountaineers and explorers such as Chris Bonington, Monty Halls, Andy Kirkpatrick and Simon Yates.
The festival is well sponsored this year, so you can expect plenty of free events, prizes and demonstrations. The fabulous Square Orange is providing mobile catering and evening entertainment includes films and a special Tirrolean evening with Austrian music, beer and food!