2020 Mountain Festival has been cancelled due to the situation with the corona virus. Sorry for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you next year.


Walks Grading & Kit List

Technical Rating

Modest | Some hands-on clambering over rocks but no exposure, generally on good paths, occasional rough or muddy ground underfoot. This is the easiest technical grade we offer, but we recommend that you have at least some hillwalking practice before you arrive.

Moderate | Easy scrambling, elements of exposure, some rough terrain.

Challenging | Exposed scrambling, head for heights required, rough terrain.

Extreme | Ropework, extreme exposure, head for heights essential.

Endurance Rating

Don’t over-estimate your ability, we’re into FUN so we don’t want you to miss out by overdoing it!

1 | Shortish walk, moderately steep ascents/descents

2 | Long distance, some steep ascent and descent, moderate amount of stamina needed in bursts, suitable for reasonably fit walkers. Have had recent experience of walking for 5-7 hours? Have you recently walked up (and down) hills without physical too much distress?

3 | Sustained steep ascents and descents, long-distance, stamina required, suitable for fit walkers. Have you had recent experience of walking for 6-8 hours? Have you recently walked up (and down) a mountain of over 1000m (3000ft) in height without physical distress? Do you regularly play an aerobic sport pretty much every week?

4 | Sustained steep ascents and descents, stamina and perseverance essential to cover long distances. Have you recently walked up (and down) a mountain of over 1000m (3000ft) in height within 8 hours without physical distress! Are you generally fitter than the majority of your peers?

If your answer is "No", we'd guess you'd be happier doing a walk rated a level lower than the one you’ve just read! As noted previously, we're into FUN so we don't want you to miss out by overdoing it.

Advised Kit List

Essential hill gear

  • NO jeans – anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed to start the walk, and no refund will be possible
  • Stout hill walking boots
  • Appropriate walking trousers, top layers and fleece – preferably no cotton layers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) trousers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) jacket
  • Spare layers
  • Woollen or fleece hat
  • Gloves
  • Packed lunch and drink - please consider the use of re-useable water bottles and food wrapping.
  • Any personal medicines
  • For the Goat Fell night walk: Head torch and spare batteries

Other recommended kit

  • Sun cream and insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Spare socks
  • Blister plasters

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2020 Mountain Festival has been cancelled due to the situation with the corona virus. Sorry for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you next year.