Rohan Keswick looks forward to Keswick Mountain Festival 16th – 20th May 2012
“If you haven’t been to the Keswick Mountain Festival before, maybe this is the year for you. There are plenty of activities to choose from, for every age and ability. You could choose something a little bracing, like the ‘Derwent Island swim’ or book an evening with Sir Chris Bonnington or Helen Skelton or just chill out and enjoy some local food and music. The choice is yours! I just hope you enjoy our weekend and pop in to say hello to the Rohan team” – Christeen Rohan Keswick
Prepare to be inspired, enthused and thoroughly entertained by this year’s line up a five day celebration of the best of Britain’s Mountain and Outdoors this is just a taster of what’s on offer:
The 2012 Speaker Programme is bigger and better than ever! In 2012 the Theatre will be named the Keswick Mountain Theatre and will be hosted at The Rawnsley Centre, Main Street, Keswick. Speakers include Monty Halls, Helen Skelton, Mick Fowler and Sir Chris Bonington are just a few of this years speakers. There is lots to inspire you!
Check all the biking activities from mountain biking rides to entering a sportive, kids have-a-go sessions to watching the MAD Trails Demo Team.
Loads of sporting competitions happening over the 5 days of the festival including a fell race, three sportives, trail runs, two triathlons plus a kids triathlon and more.
Take home the best memories of your trip on one of our photography courses. Learn how to take some great snaps with the experts as well as enjoying a day out in the fells
Paddle around Derwentwater or try your hand at some river rapids all under the guidance of professional instructors. There is something for everyone from sailing courses to a family day kayaking or picnicking on the lake shore.
Which way now? If you are a looking for some direction on the fells then a navigation and orienteering course will help to improve your skills. check out all our course, workshops and talks
If you want to learn about the landscape and its history, or help to preserve it, we have local experts ready to pass on their knowledge.
Walk up Helvellyn, scramble over Sharp Edge or stroll around Derwentwater. There are loads of fantastic walks for all abilities as well navigation courses and interesting talks in our theatres.
Watch out for all the family fun activities, from canoe days to bushcraft workshops, hikes to treasure hunts, and don’t forget all have-a-go activities in the Festival Village open 18-20 May.
There is lots of climbing action this year including courses on Learning to Lead and sessions with AMIE instructors. Plus a “night with the Alpine Club” with guests Mick Fowler and Sir Chris Bonington