Our Tent Talks are being held within the Festival Village. To access Tent Talks for free, buy your Weekend Tickets here.
You can collect your tickets on the day of the talk and then be at Studio 15 mins in advance of scheduled talk time or risk losing your seat. Tickets will also be available on the day at £5 per session.

Friday 15th May
Bigger than my brain | Annie Brooks (Beanie)

18:00 – 19:00

Enjoy this talk from award-winning blogger, Annie Brooks, who will discuss the 12 in 12 challenges she has been undertaking in 2019/20 to show that you can live a full adventurous life when faced with a disability. Annie will share her story about her drive and passion to never give up, regardless of what life threw at her. She will be completing her final challenge here at KMF in our adidas TERREX 50km Trail Ultra!

Facebook: /TalesofAnnieBean
Instagram: @itsanniebean

Saturday 16th May
To be announced

10:30 – 11:30

To be announced


Swimming Wild in the Lake District | Suzanna Cruikshank (Suzanna Swims)

14:30 – 15:30

Lake District wild swimming stalwart, Suzanna Cruikshank, joins us for a session of all things open water swimming! Her book, Swimming Wild in the Lake District, is the culmination of 5 years work focuses on the Lakes and why they are so wonderful to swim in.

Facebook: suzannaswims
Instagram: @ suzannaswims

282 Munros in Six Months | James Forrest & Nicola Hardy

16:00 – 17:00

James Forrest and Nicola Hardy walked over 2,000km and climbed a whopping 150,000m (that’s 17 Everests), as they conquered all 282 Munros in just six months. The challenge marked the completion of James’ three-year, record-breaking mission to summit 1,001 peaks across the UK and Ireland – a journey that led the Sunday Telegraph to nickname him Mountain Man.

Instagram: @ jamesmichaelforrest @adventurer.nic

Website: www.adventurernic.com

Sunday 17th May
How the Mountains saved my life | Harrison Ward (Fell Foodie)

12:00 – 13:00

Come and hear from proud Cumbrian and passionate foodie Harrison Ward on how he overcame personal struggles through a love of the mountains and great outdoors.

Instagram: @fellfoodie

Storytime with the Last Hillwalker | John D Burns

14:30 – 15:30

John talks about his forty years walking and climbing in the hills with humour and theatre. His passion for wild places has deepened in recent years. He has some controversial questions about who owns our wild places and what lies in the future for us and the landscape that is our inheritance.

Facebook: johndburnswriter