We’re thrilled to be a partner at the Keswick Mountain Festival on 14-17 May. Taking place in the heart of the Lake District the packed programme includes speakers like Ray Mears and Alastair Bownlee, music from Mercury Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy and a host of guided activities including MTB biking, hiking, canoeing, navigation training, ghyll scrambling, climbing and so much more. There’s something for all the family with kids activities, food stall and exhibitors on site at Crow Park too.
We’ll have a stand at the event all weekend and you’ll be able to drop by and find out the latest news on our paper and digital maps to help guide you around the Lake District and the rest of Britain. We’ll also have a map fun zone to ensure all those budding geographers can be kept entertained. And – there’ll be a great competition for you to enter too!.
If you want to learn how to make the most of your maps, make sure you get tickets for one of our navigation workshops. We’ll be holding two over the weekend, taking place in the Adventure Tipi area, giving you all the tips you need to explore the outdoors with confidence.
The Festival Village is free to enter during the day, but if you really want to make the most out of the Festival Village, you can get free unlimited taster activities, including Adventure Tipi talks, with the purchase of a Festival Weekend ticket – and you receive 10% off all sporting events, activities and speakers – and of course you can stay for the evening and listen to the fantastic music line-up. Don’t forget to book your camping lot if you’re planning on staying over too.
We have 10 pairs of weekend passes to give away – all you need to do is tell us the number of our OS Landranger map for Penrith & Keswick. Just send us your answer on the blog before midnight on Sunday 19 April. We’ll pick the winners at random from all of the correct entries. Competition Ts and Cs here.
To find out more about the great line-up, visit: http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/