A few weeks ago was the amazing Kendal Mountain Festival! It happens every year in Kendal audits the biggest gathering of outdoors speakers, film makers, nature writers and brands in the UK.
I live just over an hour away from Kendal and have never actually been! It’s crazy!
The festival is bright, colourful and packed! Its one of the most exciting places I have been in a while.
I went up for the National Park Awards. I somehow won the young volunteer award? (i’m serious check it out here ….) If you want to know more about what I was up to check out my post about the summer here.
The festival began on Thursday and ran till Sunday. I included a film festival, and literature festival talks from everyone who is anyone in the outdoor world, a 10km run and one of the largest collections of outdoor brands in one place I have ever seen.
Just walking around Kendal you know something special is happening, the whole atmosphere is intoxicating. The excitement and buzz of the whole place is incredible. If you don’t believe me get yourself up there next year!
I managed to spot a few faces I knew amongst the crowd. It really is the craziest opportunity to meet your idols and find out about what they have been up to. Which if your anything like me makes you think oooh I want to do that! I have gone away with a list of all the things I want to find out more about, read and even just try!
I will defiantly be heading back over next year armed with more knowledge, questions and hopefully, even more, experience under my belt!