The Festival of the Fells Ambleside is celebration of mountain, outdoor and cultural activities all in the glorious surroundings of the Lake District national park. Centred upon the pretty town of Ambleside and its surrounding area, the festival will appeal to fell lovers, outdoor folk and those who love the Lake District.

Festival of the Fells Ambleside


The Festival of the Fells Ambleside takes place over 4 days,  the next festival will be in 2019.
There’s loads of events and activates including abseiling, guided walks, guided wild swims, trail race, fat bike riding, cinema, comedy and even a duck race .

It looks set to be a fantastic gathering of all things that’s great about the fells and Ambleside.

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Swim the Lakes are hosting the Guided Swims, we have some fantastic wild swimming taster sessions on the Friday and Saturday, these are suitable for beginners to swimming outdoors.
On the Friday evening of the Festival of the Fells weekend we have our excellent Secret Britain Night Swim. Advance bookings only for all these and early booking is advised.

There’s a great water filled session for everyone so come and join us in the Lake.
For more information please follow these links:
Wild Swimming taster sessions

For more information on Festival of the Fells see the website

Related Links:

Ambleside Tourist Information

Secret Britain Swims the Lakes

Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course

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