Kendal Mountain Festival 2016

Tommy Caldwell at Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 Kendal Mountain Festival Bike Night at Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 Kendal Mountain Festival (photo Stuart Holmes Photography)

Whether you’re into clawing your way up mountains, sliding down them, jumping off the top – or watching others do it – Kendal Mountain Festival is a must! This gathering of adventure sports fans has been going since the 1980s and these days over 12,000 people head for this scenic Lake District town each November to catch up on all things adrenaline.

The event is truly international with filmmakers, adventurers and lecturers gathering from around the world.

‘Kendal’ is the biggest event of its type in the world & it’s the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK


Although coy on early specifics, the organisers say that they’re working with some big names to headline this year’s programme. You can expect some of the world’s top adventurers, climbers and mountaineers plus stars from across the outdoor world including bikers, canoeists, skiers, paragliders and cavers.

Kendal Mountain Festival promises plenty of quality film action to look forward to as well, with new movies from the UK’s top filmmakers, plus of course the cream of new releases from around the world.

Kendal Mountain Festival 2016
17 – 20 November

Together with the art exhibitions, literature lectures, the Party plus the Boardman Tasker literary prize, it’s going to be another unmissable year.

Dates for your diary 17 – 20 November – Early bird film tickets on sale shortly, and the main programme will be available in August – news as it happens at Kendal Mountain Festival

To enjoy this Lakes cultural event and much more, book your break in the Lake District here