See the Lakes come to life by visiting Keswick Mountain Festival. A celebration of the countryside’s beauty, it’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded outdoor adventurers in some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
Take an Avanti West Coast train to this unique sports and activities event and you'll be able to take in some amazing views of the Lake District on your journey there.
How to get to the Keswick Mountain Festival by train
The Keswick Mountain Festival is located in Cumbria. To get there, visitors have many options including local bus services, by car via junction 40 of the M6, or even by plane to Manchester and Newcastle Airports.
The Keswick Mountain Festival is an outdoor-focused event. With this in mind, it's recommended that visitors consider their carbon footprint when travelling to the site.
One of the best ways to do this is travelling by train. Our Avanti West Coast trains can take you along the West Coast to Penrith or Oxenholme station.
What to do at the Keswick Mountain Festival
Keswick Mountain Festival is captivating, set against the backdrop of Derwentwater and Borrowdale.
It's here that festival-goers can camp, explore and enjoy a range of outdoor activities across the four-day weekend. These include running, cycling, swimming, hiking, caving, and more, which are all open for visitors to watch or take part in.
Some events were rolled back for the 2023 festival. However, there’s still plenty to challenge and entertain friends and families.
You can take on trail runs of 5km, 10km, 25km, and 50km across some of the UK’s most challenging terrain. Or, you can enjoy a guided hike across the Borrowdale Skyline or Stoneycroft Ghyll Scramble. Alternatively, you can try your hand at rock climbing, canoeing or field archery.
Once you’ve had your fill of the fresh air, you can listen to live music by local artists. You'll find them performing at the Theatre by the Lake, The Pocket Cafe Bar, or the Crafty Baa. There are also films shown at the Keswick Alhambra.
That's not all, as you can explore the Festival Village for a delicious meal and a couple of pints in one of Keswick’s pubs, cafes, or restaurants.