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The Lakeland Festival of Light 2020

3rd October 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Returning for a 6th year, The Lakeland Festival of Light will be happening on the 3rd OCTOBER. The festival of light is a community effort to raise funds for a charity. We will create mountain art by lining the spine of the mountain with head torches at night.

The chosen charity for 2020 will yet again be the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.

We will meet in Keswick (Rawnsley Centre CA12 5NP) at 4pm and the event will again take place on Catbells. We are walking from Keswick to Catbells. The walk to Catbells and back is a total of 5 miles on easy paths and woodland tracks. You can then walk as far up Catbells as you please – our aim is to line the entire spine of the mountain.

You will need warm clothes and your own head torch – dress for a night of standing around on a mountain!
This event is suitable for young children.. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and clean up after them.

Littering will not be tolerated. We ask that participants stick to the paths at all times to avoid unnecessary erosion.

There is plenty of parking in and around Keswick. Parking at the base of Catbells is incredibly limited and so we discourage people from parking there unless absolutely necessary (Young kids, limited mobility)

It is NOT A TICKETED EVENT, you can just turn up. We ask attendees to donate, with a recommended figure of £20 either on the night or to this JustGiving link:

There are a series of great prizes to be won in the raffle which will be drawn at the start of the event. Raffle tickets are £2 a ticket and they can only be bought at the start of the event at the raffle stall.

A full list of FAQ’s can be seen here:

You can also find out more about the event here:

This event is brought to you by the Lakeland Festival of Light team. This is made up of:

Matt Le Voi – Lakeland Mountain Guides
Tom Mcnally – Tom Mcnally Photography
Carmen Norman – Carmen Norman Photography
Nick Landells – Lakeland Photo Walks
Harry Baker – Harry Baker Photography.
Mattyy Simpson – Mattyy Simpson Photography

Over just 5 years the LFOL team have raised in excess of £63,000 for charities who operate in Nepal and have helped with the 2015 earthquake relief effort. The team also snaps the ‘Striding Edge by Torchlight’ for Lakes based Mountain Rescue teams.


3rd October 2020
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Keswick, Cumbria
Keswick, GB + Google Map

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