2013 Keswick Mountain Festival

One of the largest mountain festivals in the UK is being launched in Cumbria.

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Keswick Mountain Festival launched

One of the largest mountain festivals in the UK is being launched in Cumbria.

The Keswick Mountain Festival, now in its seventh year, aims to showcase the stunning landscapes of the Lakeland fells with a variety of activities and challenges held over five days.

Around 20,000 people from across the UK and overseas attend the festival every year to enjoy the outdoors.

A range of activities including kayaking, hiking and orienteering are held for all ages and abilities.

A festival village is held at Crow Park in Derwentwater over the weekend of the event and is packed with displays, demonstrations and over 60 exhibitors.

The festival kicks off today (15th May) and runs until Sunday (19th May).

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