There’s always something going on in Keswick


The Rohan Keswick team have updated Rohantime on what’s on in Keswick over the next few weeks…

We all know how hard it is to convince yourself that you need to come to Keswick…with the amazing views the wonderful walks the welcoming atmosphere and of course Rohan Keswick (which should be enough on its own…really!?)

Like Rohan Keswick you never catch Keswick resting on its laurels. There is always something going on but we’ve selected three festivals, which we feel are definitely worth a visit.

Keswick Mountain FestivalThe BIG ONE the Keswick Mountain Festival! I was truly thrilled that Keswick hosted the Film Festival, and the Literature festival…but if you hadn’t noticed before, then now might be a bit of a giveaway, I love mountains. I love climbing them, walking on them, riding them, as well ghyll scrambling, kayaking (below them!) and any other possible excuse to be out on them or just around them.

There is so much going on in this festival, and I’m even getting excited typing this. It really is jam packed with events speakers and so much more. In fact I think there’s so much that I can’t even list it all but I will do my best. Amazingly it gets fitted in to one jammed packed weekend, from 15th May until 18th May.

I’m really excited about Terry Abraham’s – Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike. I’ve seen a preview for this and it looks amazing, and friend of the shop the wonderful Mark Richards will be there. We actually first found out about this film at the talk we went to “an evening with Mark Richards” as he’d been out that week with Terry filming on Scafell. Below is the information on the event:

Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike. A year in the life of England's highest peak Terry Abraham

On a similar vein there are chances during the festival to do some Wainwrights – In partnership with local company Lake District Walker we have exclusively designed 4 walk routes to cover several Wainwrights around Keswick and the Lake District. All hikes are guided by expert walk leaders who will provide the most knowledgeable guidance and ensure you get the most out of your day out in the Lakeland Fells.

keswick-1As you can see (top and left) there really is lots going on so I’ll cherry pick some of the bits that get me excited and hopefully you to.

Music – Live music evening programme on the Festival Village at Crow Park.

For two nights only, we will be bringing live sets from The Feeling, Stornaway, The Bad Shepherds, Hothouse Flowers and more! Supported by local bands from around Cumbria, these acts are still to be announced.

After a day in the Mountains or competing in a sporting event, you’ll be able to chill out and enjoy the music with a backdrop of the sun setting over the surrounding views of Catbells, Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley.

Sporting Events– The Festival is home to a great programme of sporting challenges which all start and finish in the Festival Village on Crow Park creating a perfect buzz and atmosphere for all competitors. All of our sporting events offer different distances & routes to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy and challenge themselves.

Activities -The programme includes classic and popular Festival events including Moonlit Canoeing, Coaching-based Guided MTB rides, hike Blencathra by the stars, Ghyll Scrambling and many more. Or try one of the new 2014 events- from a windsurfing or sailing taster session on Derwentwater to tackling a 10-peak challenge on the Fells or enjoy an open water swim in the moonlight!

Festival Village / Crow Park – The Festival Village is located on the shores of Derwentwater at Crow Park, this is the heart of the Keswick Mountain Festival and is packed full of displays, demonstrations and taster activities for all ages, abilities and interests. The Festival Village is the hub from where many of the great adventures begin and the perfect place to get in the mood for outdoor action. When your activities are done to head back to meet your family, mates and share your experiences.

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Well I hope I’ve covered enough, we have three great festivals this year and I can’t wait for it all to get going from interesting and diverse cinema to though inspiring literature to adrenaline filled activities and fantastic music. I really hope you get a chance to come to wonderful Keswick and experience some the events this year and if you do, make sure you pop in a say hello.

LizRohan Keswick


Rohan Heritage

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