Keswick Mountain Festival - 15th - 19th May 2013
6 May 2013
Its the Keswick Mountain Festival again, how did that happen so quickly. I love the Keswick Mountain Festival, but, like all big events, you need to bring both your spirit of adventure and your Vango Contour 60L rucksack full of money (its sturdy and will carry up to 30Kg).
Since every main activity is at least £20 you have to be selective. Ive booked in for a bit of Ghyll Scrambling with the kids, because everyone loves that, and I might do the wild swim but after that Im going to take advantage of a few of the freebies and luckily theres quite a few of them.
|In the Festival Village you can do all this without opening up your rucksack:|
Dare2b Airbag I showed the video to the kids and theyre not having a go. If youre braver than my kids bring your bike and somersault into a giant air bag. Im not.
50 things to do before youre 11 building a den, climbing a tree, weeing in your bed - that sort of thing. I dont do any of those now, well okay, two out of three.
Go Ape Adventure Course I havent been on the mobile course but the main course in Whinlatter is brilliant, so this should be good.
Mountain bike stunt team if you think your wheelie is something special, prepare to be humiliated.
Welly Obstacle Course never seen it before but it sounds unmissable. We have a load of old wellies in the garage so if its great Im going to make one myself.
| Also, theres a climbing wall, a mobile caving system to crawl around in, a treasure hunt, an adventure theatre (where most of the talks are free), you can learn how to use a compass or do some slacklining. If thats not exciting enough, you can run around smashing into people (sounds like my recent trip to London) in a body zorb.|
Theres some great guided rides for both road and mountain bike where you get to trial some great bikes (£10) and for £20 you can go for a guided walk on nearly every major fell.
The main speakers are in the Theatre by the Lake, I fancy going to see the Graeme Obree talk and the Monty Halls one will be good as usual.
Theres loads more so have a look at Keswick Mountain Festival website. Just thought Id remind you it was coming up. The fun begins next week, starting Wednesday the 15th May. Maybe bump into you there (if youre body zorbing when I am).
Thanks for reading.