Kendal Mountain Festival
2019 tour


This year we will be sprinkling the spirit and inspiration of the Festival to twenty venues across the UK. Book your place now and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. Each session will feature incredible speakers alongside a selection of our award-winning adventure films.

Got a question? Get in touch here.
Banner image: James Appleton


Book your tickets for our tour:



At each event, you'll hear stories from our amazing line-up of speakers.
At Kendal we work with some of the world's most intrepid explorers, whose stories can inspire, motivate and even teach us all.

We are delighted to announce the following speakers for the dates from 8th February to 8th May

(Speakers for the remaining dates will be confirmed very soon!)


Hear from Kate at:

Hear from Damian at:

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Hear from Jenny at: London (Hackney), Brighton, Bristol, Penrith

Hear from James at:

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Hear from Huw at:
Caernarfon and Cardiff

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Hear from Kenton at:

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Hear from Ben at:

Hear from Holly at:

Hear from Tom at:

Hear from Jenny at:



Films are at the heart of our Festival in November and we are bringing some of the most loved films from the 2018 Festival on our 2019 tour. Our outstanding programme will inspire, inform, challenge your perceptions and take you to places and on journeys that will stay with you forever.

Here are some of films you could see on our tour... 


Surfer Dan
Official Selection at Kendal 2018

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Official Selection at Kendal 2018


Best Short at Kendal 2018

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Dreamride 3
Official Selection at Kendal 2018

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Wild Ice: Backcountry Skating Alaska
Official Selection at Kendal 2018


We Are Send
Official Selection at Kendal 2018


Watch our Festival trailer to get a taste of some of the films you'll see!


We'd like to say a big Thank You to the following brands and organisations for their support!

Hydro Flask are on a mission to save the world from lukewarm. They continually strive to bring new, innovative solutions to our customers. 
Visit their website here.

In 1967 Lowe Alpine started making outdoor gear that inspired people to seek out more adventure in the mountains. 50 years later they still have the same purpose.
Visit their website here.

Petzl invents products and provides solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.
Visit their website here.


Discover. Explore. Inspire.
England's largest National Park is now a World Heritage Site, home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Visit their website here.

South Lakeland, situated in the English Lake District, is justifiably known all over the world for its astounding natural beauty and unique, vibrant culture. Explore South Lakeland is your guide to explore South Lakeland, the beautiful place we call home.

We think Kendal will surprise you – our streets are alive. We are no ordinary market town. Kendal is beautiful inside and out – we can’t wait to show you around.
Find out more here.

 audience feedback

Great evening at the Kendal Mountain Festival tour. #kendaltour very inspiring!
— Yorkshire Bike Fit @YorksBikeFit | Harrogate, March 2017
Thanks for a fab evening at the Gulbenkian, Canterbury with speakers Elise and Steve and great films. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the evening but really enjoyed it, and myself, my husband and daughter were all inspired to do more cycling than planned the next day!
— Sarah Mackey | Canterbury, May 2017
Enjoying Kendal Mountain Festival @kendalmountain in Oxford #kendaltour
— Emily Taplin @EmilyT2406 | Oxford, April 2017
Watching #KendalMountainFestival amazing and inspiring!!!! @aberystwytharts #sharetheadventure @kendalmountain @JennyTough #liveoutdoors
— Hannah Vallin‏ @HannahVallin | Aberystwyth, February 2017
Brilliant talk (as ever) from @leecraigie_ at the Kendal Mountain Festival on tour in #Leeds
— Tim Moss @NextChallenge | Leeds, March 2017
Brilliant night last night at the @kendalmountain talks & films at @_GALERI_ in #caernarfon. Inspirational stuff @JennyTough & @AldoKane 👏👏
— Mel Garside‏ @melcgarside | Caernarfon, February 2017
Excellent talks and films at the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour in #Harrogate #kendaltour
— Matthew Webber @mwebber_hgte | Harrogate, February 2017
Great night at @kendalmountainfestival’s UK tour tonight in Leeds. @leecraigie_ What a genuine, down to earth & empowered woman! 💪🏼 great to hear her speak! & @davecorn’s happiness was infectious! #SayYesMore #WonderfulWildWomen #KendalTour17
— Sarah Gerrish @sarah_gerrish | Leeds, March 2017