Accessible Adventure Zone
For 2022 the Accessible Adventure Zone, sponsored by United Utilities, has got bigger!
This is an area dedicated to charities and organisations providing the ways and means for disabled people to enjoy the outdoors. NEW for 2022 is AnyoneCan and the activities they are bringing to the Festival.
Climbing can be a great sport for everyone, and a good way to stretch your body as you reach for holds and to get your mind whirring as your work out the puzzle of how to climb the route. Each climb offers a unique challenge, as every route is slightly different from the last.
We are offering a taste of climbing on a mobile tower for you to come and see for yourself. We will have specialist harnesses and pulley systems to make it available for everyone to have a go!BOOK HERE
ACCESSIBLE PACK RAFTING
Pack rafting is an amazingly inclusive sport. It takes place in an inflatable one person raft. The great thing about pack rafting is that they are robust, easy to control and designed for expeditions far away from home.
They are super accessible for people due to the low seating position and surrounding inflatable walls which makes them comfortable, and supportive. Being lightweight they are very easy to propel with little effort.BOOK HERE
Canoeing is a fantastic sport, that is super inclusive. The way Canoes can be used is so versatile they allow plenty of opportunities for everyone to go out for an adventure whether that’s a sedate paddle on a lake, multi day expeditions or bouncing down white water!
They can be paddled in their tippy mode, with no modifications, paddled tandem with outriggers to become much more stable and rafted together for those that really can’t risk falling in or want more paddle power as a canoe team.
This is a great opportunity to try Canoeing and we will be bring all of our adaptions to help as many people get out on to Derwent Water as we can! We will have specialised seating to enable you to give it a go and a mobile hoist available – bring your own transfer sling.
Our try Canoe sessions are for everyone – disability or none, old or young.
AnyoneCan will also be demonstrating a range of equipment to create an inclusive expedition.
MOUNTAIN TRIKE RAMBLES WITH EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY
We have also worked closely with Experience Community, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that helps people access the Great British countryside through providing route films and walking and cycling activities and adapt-e, which supports those with an adaptive sporting need to find the right equipment and organisations to help people ski, cycle and sail. Experience Community will be offering Mountain Trike Rambles on Saturday (11.45am) and Sunday (11am). Equipment will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Non-Disabled people are welcome to join in the activities. Aged 16+.
These organisations, many of them subsidised by United Utilities’ sponsorship, will be demonstrating their equipment and offering opportunities to develop new skills and take part in more activities:
- Experience Community
- Lake District Mobility
- British Canoeing – Paddleability
- Disability Snowsports UK
- Cumbria Tourism
- United Utilities
Tickets can be booked via the buttons below, please note the accessible parking and camping options. Free Carer tickets are available if needed. Just select this option during check out process and the KMF team will be in touch over email for your relevant DLA / PIP details.
The Festival Village features a MOBILOO, including a shower, and the campsite has a disabled toilet.
Car parking booked via this site is located at Keswick Rugby Club and there is a wheelchair friendly route to the Festival Village – less than 1/2 mile. Alternatively there is disabled car parking in Lakeside Car Park – this is operated by Allerdale Borough Council and is on a first come first served basis. Vehicle movement in and out of some of these spaces is restricted on Saturday (10am – 11am) and Sunday (7am – 9.30am).
Please note the Festival Village and the campsite are both on grassy fields. The Accessible Adventure Zone is close to the entrance to the Festival Village and the accessible camping is close to the entrance and facilities.