Sunday 19th May | 6:30am – 9:00am

Adult (age 18+): £60

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 8 peaks

Keswick 8 Peaks is a high level horseshoe walk around the fells surrounding Derwentwater and the Borrowdale Valley. As you look down the lake from the festival site the route will take on all the main fells in the view.  

1, Catbells, 2, Maiden Moor, 3. High Spy, 4. Castle Cragg, 5. High Tove, 6. High Seat, 7. Bleaberry Fell, and 8. Walla Crag

The route involves a wide variety of terrain, from solid trails, to a bit of loose shale (Castle Crag) to more wild, open moorland (High Tove section). The route takes in a distances of 18.0 miles, with 1,350m ascent. Expect to finish around 7-11 hours. This is event is for experienced hikers and people with a good level of fitness.


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)

Event Location

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

Address: Lakeside
CA12 5DJ


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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 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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