With its return to Crow Park for the annual programme of sports and outdoor events (20-22 May), Keswick Mountain Festival will be raising funds for National Trust projects in Borrowdale. Just a few miles away is one of the projects that has been supported by funds raised in previous years – the peat bog restoration […]

How the Lake District Helped Conquer My Demons: Harrison Ward AKA Fell Foodie

  Something had to alter, I couldn’t continue like this or it would be the end of me… I have suffered with a crippling depression for most of my life. The minute I hit puberty an irrepressible urge of self-loathing, disheartenment and insecurity plagued me and at its worst brought thoughts of suicide. At 18, […]

10 Obscure Facts About Timothy Taylor’s

Next year, we are very pleased to say that the brewing legends, Timothy Taylor’s, will be back serving their award-winning beers at Keswick Mountain Festival! To celebrate their return, we thought you might like to get to know more about the Keighley-based brewery and have put together 10 obscure facts about them. Definitely a couple […]

Trail Running in the Lake District

Runner with views of Derwentwater as backdrop

The Lake District is a mecca for trail runners. Keswick itself is typically the start and end point of the world famous Wainwright and the Bob Graham Rounds, both of which have recently made headlines having had their long standing records smashed by ultra runners Paul Tierney and Kilian Jornet.

If you fancy something a little less gruelling than 100KM + challenges then read on for our top Keswick trail running race routes which we’ll order by distance, shortest first.

24 hours in Keswick

Keswick Mountain Festival Marketing Manager, Sarah, has pulled together her top things to do in Keswick if you only have 24 hours to spare.

Whenever I visit Keswick I tend to park up at the Lakeside Car Park, there’s usually plenty of spaces and it’s ideally situated next to Derwentwater. My first port of call is to stretch my legs with a short walk along to Friars Crag, a path that hugs the shores of Derwentwater, it has the most beautiful views and is a great way to start any visit to Keswick. While I stretched my legs along the shore my friend decided to go for a dip in the water, which also serve as the venue for our festival Open Water Swims.

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