Keswick Mountain Festival: 15–19 May 2013

The Keswick Mountain Festival is the largest event of its kind in the UK and we’re proud to be the official mapping partner of the Festival this year. Set in the heart of the Lake District, it inspires thousands of visitors to get into the great outdoors, try new activities and enjoy exciting experiences.

The event, which is being held at Crow Park in Keswick from Wednesday 15– Sunday 19 May, promises to be jam packed with leisure activities (cycling, climbing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, triathlons and more) inspirational speakers such as Chris Bonington, Graham Obree and John Beatty, live music, parties, swim clinics and map reading workshops.  If you love the outdoors then this event is not to be missed.

Not only that, but if you book an activity at the Festival, you’ll receive a discount code giving you one month’s free access to OS getamap, our online route-planning and printing service. Over 140,000 routes have been drawn since its launch in March 2011. Subscribers benefit from free A4 Ordnance Survey mapping prints, extra route editing tools and full screen map view all for only £19.99 per annum.

Inspirational speakers at Keswick Mountain Festival

Excitement is mounting this week ahead of Keswick Mountain Festival. The event, which is being held at Crow Park in Keswick from Wednesday 19th until Sunday 23rd May, promises to be jam packed with leisure activities (cycling, climbing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, triathlons and more) inspirational speakers, live music, parties, swim clinics and map reading workshops.  If you love the outdoors then this event is not to be missed.

James Cracknell taking part in the triathlon at the 2009 Keswick Mountain Festival

James Cracknell taking part in the triathlon at the 2009 Keswick Mountain Festival

Ordnance Survey is a headline sponsor of the Mountain Festival but to be honest, even without our attendance :-), this would be one of the highlights of the outdoor calendar. Where else can you hear from inspirational speakers such as Leo Houlding and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, take part in a fell race or wild swim, get expert tuition on mountain navigation and round it all off with a funky festival party?

I reckon this will be a fantastic few days, for you, the kids and your friends!

Will you be going? If so, what do you hope to take part in?

Don’t forget, if you’re heading to the Lake District this week you can pick up two paper maps for £10 to help you find your way around the stunning scenery.

Check out our Facebook page for more details on Keswick Mountain Festival.  Hope to see you there!