Saturday 18th May | 7:30am – 8:05am

Adult (age 18+): £50 

Junior (age 12-17): £25

Price includes all three days of Festival: access to Big Top live music, daytime speaker sessions, and activities

The North Face & Ellis Brigham

Hike | Keswick 3 peaks

Keswick 3 Peaks Challenge is a fundraiser with ‘3 Dads Walking’ in aid of Papyrus who help prevent young suicide in the UK. Please donate what you can when signing up (optional). The 3 Dads Walking will also start the event and walk the route alongside participants. You can read more on their cause below. 

This is a mid-level, circular hike over the three peaks surrounding Derwentwater Catbells, Walla Crag, and Latrigg. The route takes in a distance of 18 miles, with 1,050m ascent. Your expected completion time is between 7-10 hours and suitable for novice walkers through to experienced hikers. 

ADVANCE ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. ENTRY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE

Download your GPX File here > 

Route Map 

3D Fly Through

What’s Included

  • FREE photograph
  • Digital map of the route (please print and bring with you!)
  • Electronic Chip timing
  • GPX file of the route to download
  • Event t-shirt (unless you choose to donate cost of T Shirt to our Catbells Conservation project with Fix the Fells)
  • Your sports entry includes access to Big Top Live Music, daytime Tent Talks, and all activities ALL WEEKEND (Friday to Sunday)

3 Dads Walking

Mike, Tim and Andy. 3 ordinary dads from normal homes in different parts of the country who would never have met if suicide had not united them in one cause.

Their beloved daughters Beth, Emily and Sophie all took their own lives. All so young.

Very individual, their girls’ stories are completely different, however they all fell into despair and their acts of suicide were final.

Mike came up with an idea to do a challenge walk between their houses to raise funds for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. The challenge? Andy lives near Penrith in Cumbria, Mike in Manchester and Tim lives near to Kings Lynn in Norfolk! In 2021 they completed this 300-mile walk and raised over £600,000 for the charity. Along the way they met many other suicide-bereaved parents who shared their stories. Like them, they hadn’t realised that suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK, and many asked “why aren’t we talking about this?”

The 3 Dads were inspired to walk again, this time the focus was getting suicide prevention added to the school curriculum as a compulsory subject. In 2022 they walked between all 4 Parliament buildings of the UK (over 600 miles) and asked people to sign their petition asking Government to make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum – it received over 160,000 signatures and was debated in parliament.

Subsequently the 3 Dads were invited to meet the Prime Minister at Downing Street and Gillian Keegan, Secretary of State for Education. They are now working with the team at the DfE to help them embed suicide prevention into the curriculum.

They continue to talk about their girls, the walks and their campaign. Talking about suicide and suicide prevention helps break the stigma around the subject and encourages people to talk to their own children about their concerns.

They are determined to do what we can to prevent other families suffer the same devastating loss and crushing grief.

Talking about suicide saves lives. 

Please donate what you can at checkout when you enter. 

event location

The Festival Village is located adjacent to The Theatre By The Lake close to Derwentwater. The start line is in the heart of the festival village. 

Address: Lakeside
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5DJ

CONTINGENCY PLAN

It is possible that events and courses at KMF may need to be amended at short notice due to weather issues, water levels, road conditions or roadworks.

By nature, many of these factors are not possible to know well in advance. For each event there are a number of alternative options available which can be implemented at short notice. The organisers and race directors will always have athlete and spectator safety as the highest priority, and within that context will seek to provide the best possible experience. All sporting events would be impacted if the KMF Festival Village has to be closed. In this instance, as long as circumstances allow, all starts and finishes would be relocated to Lake Road and Lakeside Car Park and the events operated as smoothly as possible.

Athlete guide

Your athlete guide has now been emailed to you, and is also available to download here.

KMF2024 Hikes Athlete Guide

Please make sure you read this prior to coming to the event, it will answer most if not all of your questions.

We welcome all outdoor sport enthusiasts to Keswick Mountain Festival and want to make the event as inclusive as possible. The document (link below for download) aims to give you all the information you need to allow you to make a decision about visiting the Festival and entering one of the events. Everyone has their own needs for information, so please contact us to discuss how we can support you in your chosen sport. Please email info@keswickmountainfestival.co.uk as soon as possible.

KMF has a dedicated Accessibility Zone with various exhibitors and sports providers. Please visit our accessible page on the website to see what’s on and to book onto the dedicated accessible activities

Download General Sport Accessible Guide >

Check out Accessibility Zone Page on website > 

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