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Keswick Mountain Festival

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Keswick Mountain Festival will take place on 14th - 17th May 2015 in the heart of the Lake District. The Festival programme is made up of guided activities including MTB biking, hiking, canoeing, navigation training, ghyll scrambling, climbing and so much more, to be enjoyed with friends and family. There is also a fantastic line-up of challenging sporting events including Triathlons, Trail Races, Open water swims and a Sportive, which are on sale now at or see the listing below.

But it’s not over there, we have an incredible selection of kids activities, local food stalls, exhibitors, camping, live music and the views from Crow Park! And if you’re looking for something to do in the evenings we have a speaker programme at the lovely Theatre by the Lake on the shores of Derwentwater.

Tickets for the Keswick Mountain Festival will be on sale January 2015 - so you can create your perfect KMF weekend.

Listen up for updates and announcements via or Twitter @keswickfestival

Sporting events on sale now! Swim, cycle and run through the beautiful landscapes that surround Keswick, capturing the beauty of the Lake District at the Keswick Mountain Festival. Special KMF offer- everyone who books before 31 December will receive a free Festival Pass for the Saturday, including the evening’s live music.

Short Triathlon - a stunningly beautiful course covering a 400m swim, 20km cycle and 5km trail run, the short race is a great option for any first time triathlete
Long Triathlon - a challenging but beautiful route to kick off the season, with an 800m swim, 35km cycle and 10km run taking in iconic routes and passes around the Keswick area

Trail Runs
10km - a stunning trail race which offers beautiful views of Derwentwater. The Borrowdale Valley is a trail runner's paradise offering a fantastic mix of single track trails, forests and lake views
Half marathon- step out of your 10km comfort zone and take on the 21k half marathon distance. This is a challenging route taking in the spectacular views of Derwentwater and the surrounding fells.

NEW FOR 2015!
5km Trail Race – a fantastic off road 5km starting and finishing at the Festival. If you don’t fancy tackling the 10km then this 5km offers a great route which will get you hooked on trail running
Ultra Marathon - challenge yourself on this scenic 50km Ultra Trail Marathon. The course takes in the best of the Borrowdale, Buttermere & Newlands trails & views. This is a great course for your first Ultra or simply a training course for the start of the season

1500m Derwent Island swim – a swim that has been in the KMF programme for the past 4 years and never gets old! Take yourself for a swim around the historical Derwent Island, one of the most stunning locations in Keswick

Back o’ Skiddaw Sportive – making a total distance of 70km the sportive is a great event for cyclists with a bit of everything thrown into one loop. The Sportive is graded as 2 (out of a possible 5) in the British Cycling sportive grading system, which makes for a moderately hilly half-day road ride, in Lakeland speak!


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