Taster Activities

The 2018 Taster Activity Programme is bigger and better than ever, with a Climbing Wall, Slacklining, Orienteering, BMX Displays, Bouldering Wall and much more!

Take a look at the Taster Activities we had on offer below:

Zorbing
Experience Zorbing in a highly energetic and exciting new way.
DATES & TIMES

Zorbing

Where: Festival Village

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:00

Additional info: Open 12pm - 5pm

Zorbing

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open 10am - 5pm

Zorbing

Where: Festival Village

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 12:17

Additional info: Open 10am - 5pm

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

Slacklining
Have a go at slacklining or stand back an watch the experts do some tricks on the ropes
DATES & TIMES

Slacklining

Where: Festival Village

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:00

Additional info: Open 12pm - 5pm

Slacklining

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open 10am - 5pm

Slacklining

Where: Festival Village

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open 10am - 5pm

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

BMX Displays
Be amazed by the 3SIXTY team and their BMX stunts
DATES & TIMES

BMX Displays

Where: Festival Village

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:30

Additional info: 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

BMX Displays

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 9:30

Additional info: 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.00pm

BMX Displays

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 9:30

Additional info: 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

BMC & Montane Skills Camp
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DATES & TIMES

Mountain Skills Session: Navigation

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:30

Additional info: 

Navigation is the key to adventure. If you can navigate well, you can enjoy a good walk anywhere! It’s a fun skill with some very simple principles, and this practical session is the perfect introduction. Suitable for beginners or improvers.

Provided by Mountain Training

Any Fool can be Uncomfortable by Montane

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 1:30

Additional info: 

For over 25 years the experts at British brand Montane have worked with some of the best athletes on the planet and supported expeditions to the earth’s most extreme environments.  In that time, they’ve learnt a thing or two about dynamic layering systems and staying comfortable in the mountains.  Let Montane’s design team show you how to tailor your own system to allow you keep going Further.Faster. in the mountains. 

Provided by Montane

BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Session

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 2:30

Additional info: 

With a tiny one fifth of the films screened at ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) 2014 featuring female protagonists and a strong desire to see more adventurous women on the big screen, the BMC TV Women in Adventure film competition was born. Check out the winning films from the last four years and get inspired for your next adventure. 

Mountain Skills Session: Emergency Scenarios

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 3:30

Additional info: 

Mountain Skills Session:

Emergency Scenarios

You’re enjoying an adventure in the mountains when the unexpected happens. What should you do? Learn how to stay safe in the mountains by preparing for all kinds of emergency scenarios, from flooded rivers to how to call for help, during this fun yet informative session.

Provided by Mountain Training

Mountain Beer Tasting Session with Timothy Taylor's

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 4:30

Additional info: 

Sample a selection of beers during this tutored tasting session with Andy Leman, Head Brewer at Timothy Taylor’s. Come along to find out about what goes into making that unique Taylor’s taste. (18+ only)

FREE. Sign up in advance via Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/bmcbeertasting

Please bring ID with you.

Provided by Timothy Taylor’s

Mountain Skills Session: Navigation

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 9:30

Additional info: 

What do you need to pack in your first aid kit? Join Dr Stuart Allan and Dr Chris Abbot to find out what medical kit to take on any trip ranging from a Lakeland jaunt to a big wall in Yosemite.

Mountain Skills Session: First Aid

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 10:30

Additional info: 

What do you need to pack in your first aid kit? Join Dr Stuart Allan and Dr Chris Abbot to find out what medical kit to take on any trip ranging from a Lakeland jaunt to a big wall in Yosemite.

Mountain Skills Session: Emergency Scenarios

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 11:30

Additional info: 

You’re enjoying an adventure in the mountains when the unexpected happens. What should you do? Learn how to stay safe in the mountains by preparing for all kinds of emergency scenarios, from flooded rivers to how to call for help, during this fun yet informative session.

Provided by Mountain Training

Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 12:30

Additional info: 

Mend Our Mountains is the BMC’s favourite campaign success story. We’re in the process of raising £1 million for footpath repairs and upland conservation in all 15 of the UK’s National Parks, and we need your help to do it. Come along to hear from the organisers, get involved, and find out how you can win some great gear in aid of a good cause.

Ultra-Running at the Highest Level with Team GB’s Marcus Scotney

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 1:30

Additional info: 

Marcus is a man that knows a thing or two about running in the mountains and is one of the highest profile and recognisable ultra-trail runners in the UK, despite only entering the world of ultra-distance running in 2008. His meteoric rise has seen him represent England and Great Britain numerous times across a range of disciplines, as well as winning the inaugural Cape Wrath Ultra in Scotland followed by the epic Dragon’s Back race in Wales.

Provided by Montane

BMC TV Mountain Film Session: Inaccessible

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 2:30

Additional info: 

Watch BMC ambassador Mary-Ann Ochota tackle the infamous Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Cuillin Ridge. "It's where walking, climbing and mountaineering meet"

After the film, join Mary-Ann for a talk and QnA to hear more about her Inaccessible Pinnacle adventure. 

Tales and Films from the Mountains with Alan Hinkes and Terry Abraham

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 3:30

Additional info: 

Join Alan Hinkes (the only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8000m peaks) and Terry Abraham (award winning outdoors filmmaker and photographer) for an hour of tall tales and fun films from the mountains. The duo will talk high altitude adventures and show footage from their latest films.  Followed by a QnA.

BMC & Montane Mountain Pub Quiz

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:30

Additional info: 

Back again for 2018. Join us for an hour of beer and banter as the BMC & Montane skills camp transforms into your local pub. With free beer up for grabs and some marvelous Montane goodies to be given away, don’t miss this chance to test your mountain knowledge. (Free beer for BMC members aged 18+ only)

Mountain Skills Session: Emergency Scenarios

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 9:30

Additional info: 

You’re enjoying an adventure in the mountains when the unexpected happens. What should you do? Learn how to stay safe in the mountains by preparing for all kinds of emergency scenarios, from flooded rivers to how to call for help, during this fun yet informative session.

Provided by Mountain Training

Tales from the Cumbrian Coastline

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 10:30

Additional info: 

Connect with the Cumbrian mountains from a different perspective, the coastline, as Natural England’s Ange Harker talks about the longest managed coastal footpath in the world. Hear how the path will help climbers, coasteerers and walkers, as well as the ways in which wildlife around the path has been protected.

Provided by Natural England

Mountain Skills Session: Navigation

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 11:30

Additional info: 

Navigation is the key to adventure. If you can navigate well, you can enjoy a good walk anywhere! It’s a fun skill with some very simple principles, and this practical session is the perfect introduction. Suitable for beginners or improvers.

Provided by Mountain Training

Packing for Success with Montane

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 12:30

Additional info: 

British Brand Montane is the master of designing innovative and intuitive lightweight backpacks for fast-paced mountain users.  So, they know a thing or two about what it takes to pack for every type of activity from done in a day mountain assaults to country spanning multi week long distance trails.  Let Montane’s backpack expert take you through the best way to pack your own rucksack for all types of adventures in the mountains. 

Provided by Montane

Free Beer with Live Music from Tamaris Higham

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 1:30

Additional info: 

Kick back with a beer in the BMC & Montane skills camp and listen to a laid back acoustic set from Tamaris Higham. Both the tunes and the beer will be chilled and by the time you leave, you will be too! (Free beer for BMC members aged 18+ only)

Women in Adventure Session: Waymaking

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 2:30

Additional info: 

Set to be released this October, Waymaking is an anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art. Hear readings from Waymaking contributors Polly Atkin (poet), Judith Brown (writer, climber and mountaineer) and Kathleen Jones (poet, biographer and novelist), before the trio move on to discuss their own adventures. Followed by a QnA.

Provided by Vertebrate Publishing

Mountain Skills Session: First Aid

Where: BMC & Montane Skills Camp

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:30

Additional info: 

What do you need to pack in your first aid kit? Join Dr Stuart Allan and Dr Chris Abbot to find out what medical kit to take on any trip ranging from a Lakeland jaunt to a big wall in Yosemite.

PRICES FREE

Orienteering
West Cumberland Orienteering Club are bringing a maze orienteering challenge in the Festival Village!
DATES & TIMES

Orienteering

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 11:00

Additional info: 11AM - 4PM

Orienteering

Where: Festival Village

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: 10AM - 4PM

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

Newlands Adventure Centre Climbing Wall
Climb to new heights
DATES & TIMES

Climbing Wall

Where: Festival Village

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:00

Additional info: Open 12pm to 5pm

Climbing Wall

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open 10am to 5pm

Climbing Wall

Where: Festival Village

When: Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 10:00

Additional info: Open 10am to 5pm

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

Archery
Have a go at hitting get a bull's eye on the archery field.
DATES & TIMES

Friday

Where: Festival Village

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:00

Additional info: Open times 12pm - 5pm

Saturday

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open times 10am - 5pm

Sunday

Where: Festival Village

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open times 10am - 5pm

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

HSBC UK Go Ride by British Cycling
Join British Cycling on the Festival Village and have a go on their bike track!
DATES & TIMES

Friday

Where: Festival Village

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 12:00

Additional info: Open hours: 12pm - 5pm

Saturday

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open hours: 10am - 5pm

Sunday

Where: Festival Village

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 10:00

Additional info: Open hours: 10am - 5pm

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

Canoe and Kayak Hire
Bring your friends for some fun on the lake
DATES & TIMES

Friday

Where: Festival Village

When: Friday, 09 June 2017 - 12:00

Additional info: Open times: 12pm - 6pm

Saturday

Where: Festival Village

When: Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 10:00

Additional info: Open times: 10am - 6pm

Sunday

Where: Festival Village

When: Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 10:00

Additional info: Open times: 10am - 5pm

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

KMF Studio Talks
Take your seat and hear some inspiring talks from some of the UK's top adventurers!
DATES & TIMES

Alan Hinkes OBE

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 4:00

Additional info: 

Alan takes us through his fascinating climbing adventures across the world  

Alastair Humphreys - Large and Small Adventures

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Friday, 08 June 2018 - 6:15

Additional info: 

Alastair will be talking all about his adventures of all sizes

Lisa Bergerud - Light and Fast Long Distance Adventures

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 11:00

Additional info: 

Lisa will be sharing her adventure and the kit she used to make sure she was warm, dry, cool, comfortable and everything in between

James Forrest - OS GetOutside Champion

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 12:30

Additional info: 

Mountain Man: 446 mountains. Six months. One record-breaking adventure

Jessie Leong - OS GetOutside Champion

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 2:00

Additional info: 

How to make every gram count with Adventure Photographer, Jessie Leong

Sean Conway - OS GetOutside Champion

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 3:30

Additional info: 

The first and only man in history to cycle, swim and run the length of Britain

Leon McCarron

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 5:00

Additional info: 

The Land Beyond: A thousand miles on food through the heart of the middle east

Emma Brennand - OS GetOutside Champion

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 11:00

Additional info: 

An adventure into the making of Planet Earth II

The Meek family

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 12:30

Additional info: 

A talk to help you get more out of your family adventure time

Paul Larkins & Sarah Rowell

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 2:00

Additional info: 

A tale of 2 trails – trail running for success and fun

Julie Carter

Where: TBTL Studio

When: Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:30

Additional info: 

This local doctor, psychologist and fell runner talks about her book 'Running the Red Line' where she explores the nature of challenge and competition - described by Dame Kelly Holmes 'emotional, heart- warming and often profound”.

PRICES FREE with Festival Village Wristband  |  Pay as you go

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