The British Mountaineering Council and Montane will be hosting a series of talks in the Festival Village – expect everything from mountain safety to beer tasting! The full programme will be posted here closer to the Festival.
Community Action Nepal is a charity that works with some of the remotest communities in the Nepal Himalaya, helping to deliver education, healthcare, agriculture and livelihood programmes.
We work closely with local mountain communities to create sustainable solutions to help them raise their standards of living whilst strengthening and protecting their indigenous cultures.
CAN’s ethos is quite simple in its ultimate objective; to provide support where it is needed the most, straying off the beaten track to support communities who are driven to support themselves, and reduce donor dependency.
John Muir Trust is a membership-based conservation charity, working to protect and enhance wild places. Many well-loved UK mountain landscapes are under our care.
We currently manage Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Swirral Edge in the Lake District. We’re working with local communities and partners to strengthen the area’s wild character which currently suffers due to high footfall.
The Trust cares for parts of Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Knoydart, Quinag, Sandwood Bay and areas of the Cuillin range on Skye. We restore habitats, maintain footpaths, campaign against inappropriate wild land development and help people connect with nature through the John Muir Award.
Making Amazing Places Accessible
We are bringing our Tramper, an all-terrain mobility scooter, to the Accessibility Village at the 2022 Keswick Mountain Festival. Come and take a look and find out where you can hire one of our Trampers.
Visit our website to become a Lake District Mobility member and hire our Trampers at selected outdoor attractions in the Lake District and further afield.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour. We provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline HOPELINEUK. We engage communities and volunteers in suicide prevention projects and deliver training programmes to individuals and groups. This includes equipping local councils, healthcare professionals and school staff with suicide prevention skills.
Plantlife is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi. They own nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales where you can find over 80% of the UK’s wild flowers. They have 11,000 members and supporters and HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron.
Power for People are a non-profit organisation dedicated to campaigning for the UK to rapidly transition to 100% clean energy and for this to benefit local communities. They have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning to make it law in the UK. The Bill would remove the barriers blocking new community-scale renewable energy schemes by empowering communities to sell the energy that they generate directly to local people and ensuring local communities benefit from the revenues received.
Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, enjoyed and valued by everyone. We aim to create new native woodland with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals. We try to protect our precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. We do this by inspiring people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, and enjoy the many benefits that woodland has to offer.
Founded in 1961, WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation working in more than 100 countries to create solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet so that people and nature can thrive. Their work centres around restoring wildlife, sustaining forests and oceans and reducing carbon emissions.
Set in an unrivalled position, overlooking the lake and surrounded by some of the highest mountains in England, YHA Buttermere is a fabulous base for a holiday in the Lake District. There are fantastic walks to suit all abilities direct from the door, including Haystacks, made famous by Alfred Wainwright.
Gentle family walks around the shores of Buttermere and Crummock Water can be found and for the more adventurous, there is great wild swimming potential. Buttermere also offers great cycling routes, including gentle rides out towards the Loweswater Fells.