Experience Kendal’s version of the Oscars!

Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal is a magnet for mountaineers, who don’t just come to climb, but to gather and celebrate all things mountainous at its annual festival.

For many, the Lake District is the birthplace of rock climbing and mountaineering; Kendal Mountain Festival is an annual event that celebrates the area’s thrilling landscape.
Bringing together over 10,000 adventure seekers and lovers of the outdoors from all over the world, the event showcases mountain film, literature, art, athletes and legends, and aims to inspire more people to explore, enjoy and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures. The main part of the festival is the Kendal Mountain Festival film competition, with movies about everything from high-octane, adventurous pursuits to environmental issues affecting mountain regions and their indigenous people. The films are screened for three days, at the end of which there is a grand prizewinner. The main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK, in 2016 the festival happens in November.
Kendal is in northwest England; trains from London to Oxenholme take 2 hours 40 minutes.

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