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Yes - definitely: lizzied, Love to walk over the hills, Lakelander, Nature Lassie, Dale, Nigel7, Bal, TC, Bigfoot, catwalker
Yes - maybe: Barrington B, kayakingwalker, Try to find the same direction, Janhk, Montie, Chris P, Well and Truly
Sorry - can't come: Spring, Indiana Jane, M1960, MountainGirlSarah, Bea ( Pebbles)
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catwalker   on 10/12/18 @ 21:23 said:

I%u2019ve always fancied this too! I%u2019ll check the dates. Hope to join you x

catwalker   on 10/12/18 @ 22:29 said:

As long as I%u2019m home on 19th I can come. Hoping to camp on festival campsite. No booking tickets or camping until Jan.
I notice if booking sporting event (quite fancy little 18 miler 3 peaks on the Saturday) you get camping priority. Nice one Shaza!

Shaza    on 11/12/18 @ 17:03 said:

Great Cat %uD83D%uDE0D%uD83D%uDE0D. Really, I should dust off the tent %uD83E%uDD14%uD83E%uDD14. Could be persuaded!! Yeah. The 18 miler looks fab xx

catwalker   on 11/12/18 @ 17:33 said:

Yay let%u2019s do it! X

Nigel7   on 11/12/18 @ 19:39 said:

Hi Shaza. Went last year to see and it%u2019s got a real buzz to it. Will try and keep up on the 18 miler. Nigel

Love to walk over the hills   on 11/12/18 @ 21:47 said:

This sounds great, a definite one for me

Indiana Jane   on 12/12/18 @ 15:14 said:

I need to decide how many days holiday I will allow myself but this would fit very nicely onto the end of a trip to Scotland that I have booked. The main aim would be to do the 18 mile walk so I better decide before that gets booked up.

Shaza    on 12/12/18 @ 17:46 said:

Looks like we might have a few who want to do the 18 mile walk. Shall we book and just do it??! I have entered the Derwent water swim on the Sunday too but tbh I am not holding myself to it

catwalker   on 12/12/18 @ 19:01 said:

Yes, let%u2019s book and just do it!! (when booking open)

Nigel7   on 13/12/18 @ 4:57 said:

what swim have you entered Shaza?

Nigel7   on 13/12/18 @ 4:59 said:

Am booked on 18 miler already

catwalker   on 13/12/18 @ 18:10 said:

I%u2019ve booked on the 18 miler challenge too. There%u2019s an early bird discount, plus a free t-shirt and concert ticket. I booked for Friday night concert

Shaza    on 14/12/18 @ 1:06 said:

I booked the 1.5k swim Nigel. Been in the lake in May before and it's brass monkeys %uD83D%uDE02%uD83D%uDE02.
I will sort booking my place for the 18 miler...best invest in some walking poles!!

Nigel7   on 14/12/18 @ 17:19 said:

Yes very cold

lizzied   on 15/12/18 @ 17:21 said:

Booked 18miler and opted for Friday concert like Catwalker!
I%u2019ll be camping too!

Bigfoot   on 26/12/18 @ 20:13 said:

Signed up to Saturday walk and friday night music.

MountainGirlSarah   on 26/12/18 @ 22:03 said:

This is a REALLY good weekend...been 3 times. Normally do some big walks up high (not events) and Fri/Sat night music. The Peatbogs are legend..would love to camp if others are?!

catwalker   on 27/12/18 @ 18:47 said:

I heard they were good!

Shaza    on 28/12/18 @ 17:34 said:

OOh I need to check the music line up. Cat have you checked-out Cornbury this year?? Seth Lakeman and others: good line up

catwalker   on 28/12/18 @ 19:52 said:

Hey Shaza, definitely will do. Be great to listen to more live music this year coming. Such a buzz!

Nature Lassie   on 07/01/19 @ 21:03 said:

I've never even been to this area never mind the festival. Hope to meet you all there! Sounds great.

Brer_Fox   on 15/01/19 @ 8:20 said:

I'm new here and haven't met anyone yet, but as I'm just down the road, it'd be rude not to try and make this, I guess...

Shaza    on 15/01/19 @ 18:13 said:

Brer-Fox definitely. The more the merrier although I feel a bit of a wuss that I am in a B and B and I have booked it now so I won't pull out... anyway, looking forward to meeting everyone.
Nearer the time we may need to get sorted on food and booking if we are eating out but with the music we may want to be at the camp site

Shaza    on 15/01/19 @ 18:14 said:

Nature Lassie: the above also applies to you!! So sorry for being rude and not replying to your message. Come along and let's see what Keswick can show us

Brer_Fox   on 15/01/19 @ 20:43 said:

I shall be even more of a wuss and sleeping in my own bed at home

Nigel7   on 22/01/19 @ 18:40 said:

Hi Shaza, are you doing the swim in addition to the walk? If would certainly wake you up at a predicted 10 to 14 degrees.

Nigel7   on 22/01/19 @ 18:41 said:

Cat walker:- Long time no see. Hope you are well. Has the camping site booking opened up yet. I have not heard anything.

Spring   on 27/01/19 @ 12:33 said:

Aw I%u2019ll miss catching up with you unless you are staying over until Monday/Tues? I%u2019ll be up in Torridan and driving back to a Kendal on the Sunday

catwalker   on 28/01/19 @ 19:57 said:

Hi Nigel, yes I%u2019ve let Shaza know I%u2019ve recieved my link today and now I%u2019ve Just booked a music and activity wristband which includes camping. I hope I%u2019ve booked the right one! Really looking forward to this. Some of us are doing the 18 miler too

catwalker   on 28/01/19 @ 20:00 said:

Hi Suzanne, if the weather%u2019s half decent, I could be tempted to extend and it would be great to have another catch up x

catwalker   on 28/01/19 @ 20:15 said:

Priority booking until 31st January. If you%u2019ve booked a sporting event, you%u2019ll get priority booking x Just need to decide if we%u2019re doing the gig on Saturday night.
Suzanne, I%u2019m involved in conference organising on the Monday, no way I can stay over but I might be able to come up earlier? Others might be interested in extending either end too x

Shaza    on 28/01/19 @ 21:03 said:

Heh I am unsure if I will camp as I already booked to stay in the B n B. I have got a free music pass for the Saturday but I am looking at buying for the Friday.
Guess what?? I only missed the walk on the saturday it's full up! Numpty!!

Nigel7   on 28/01/19 @ 21:32 said:

Catwalker: thanks found got it booked

catwalker   on 28/01/19 @ 21:53 said:

Poor you! As I said, contact them, you never know they might squeeze you in. I checked and you%u2019re right, we%u2019re already booked into our music. Mine%u2019s on the Friday night so I%u2019ll use the free music night with the main ticket for the Saturday night music. Liz, hope you can make it too (it%u2019ll be more fun than Dog & Gun)

MountainGirlSarah   on 28/01/19 @ 22:02 said:

Music including Peatbogs headlining Friday night - tickets go on sale 31 Jan....
re food - the festival food is good (c. ?10 a meal, but v good quality last year)
Re other options - anyone up for a 'normal' walk c. 8-10 miles Saturday or Sunday?

MountainGirlSarah   on 28/01/19 @ 22:03 said:

https://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/who-is-performing/

M1960   on 29/01/19 @ 15:10 said:

I might be interested in some walking (not the festival) - to justify the journey from Surrey it would depend on the weather forecast, the state of my lower limbs (I currently have a buttock problem ) and fitness at the time, and whether there are people (not necessarily the same ones) intending to walk high-level routes (summits over 2000 ft) on at least three consecutive days.

lizzied   on 29/01/19 @ 18:27 said:

I%u2019ve booked camping for 3 nights, the 18 miler on Saturday (with free Friday concert) and an extra ticket for concert on Saturday night. The line up sounds excellent and I%u2019m sure the town will be buzzing. I%u2019ll be staying on until Monday evening so sadly will miss you Susanne but I need to get back down to London for Chelsea flower show

Shaza    on 30/01/19 @ 20:41 said:

I am planning to arrive on the Thursday and I definitely want to walk lol %uD83D%uDE44
Thanks for everyone's comments

Bigfoot   on 02/02/19 @ 3:36 said:

I plan to arrive Thursday afternoon or evening, booked on to walk Sat, I'll get a Saturday night concert ticket, although big country without Stuart Adamson is a bit like Queen without Freddy, I will be up for a walk on Sunday, I have booked in to Borrowdale YHA for Sunday night, probably do a bike ride on Monday before heading home.

Dale   on 02/02/19 @ 10:47 said:

Not sure whether I will be able to make this but re your earlier question MountainGirlSarah, I would be up for
%u2018Normal%u2019 walks Saturday and Sunday. If I can%u2019t stay the whole weekend I could come for days

M1960   on 02/02/19 @ 12:52 said:

Is anyone intending to walk high up on the Friday and/or Monday?

Shaza    on 02/02/19 @ 23:13 said:

I am not booked on the walk on Saturday (doh!) and it's full so I am going to be looking to walk on the Friday and Saturday. Dale, hope to see you on this weekend and also at Southport in a few weeks xx

Dale   on 04/02/19 @ 23:21 said:

Shaza, I really really hope I can join you on this weekend and sooooo looking forward to dancing alongside you very soon

Shaza    on 06/02/19 @ 10:10 said:

Dale, I can't wait!!

lizzied   on 08/03/19 @ 18:35 said:

Hi All!
Those of us who are booked on the 18 mile walk on the Saturday are being asked to choose a start time. Catwalker and I are going for 8am. Is everyone else happy with that? Not really sure who%u2019s doing it though xx

86_Sparkles   on 10/03/19 @ 20:13 said:

Hi guys,

I havent booked anything yet. I know I cant get get on the walking now but I thought id come for the festival if I can find a campsite. Anyone camping?

Cheers

Spring   on 11/03/19 @ 20:57 said:

catwalker: hello! That would have been so good but I%u2019ll be in Torridon for the week beforehand so will miss you this time. Have fun in Keswick ! x

Spring   on 11/03/19 @ 20:58 said:

lizzied: aw, I%u2019ll catch you next time Liz! Have a fun time x

Bigfoot   on 13/03/19 @ 3:52 said:

Lizzie I booked for the Saturday walk, I've not been asked for a start time, but happy to join you ladies at 8, if there's somewhere to add my name please do.

Nature Lassie   on 21/04/19 @ 22:10 said:

I'm volunteering at the festival, which I always enjoy, but it would be great to meet you folks! No idea how to go about it. Any thoughts?

Dale   on 26/04/19 @ 8:13 said:

I’ve just booked my weekend camping, wristband and it comes with both nights concert entry too. Really good value at £80.00. Thought I would be too late

Nigel7   on 26/04/19 @ 22:41 said:

I will be on the 7.30am start as I know you fast walkers will catch me up at some point.

Shaza    on 27/04/19 @ 19:56 said:

Hi Peeps. I am not booked on the walk on the Saturday as I think it says in the thread. Anyone who wants to walk on the Saturday who is not booked on the 18 miler let me know.

At the moment I have left everything very loose.. so much so that I am not on the walk

If we need to arrange meet up points for the Friday night it looks like it will be at the camp site and eat there ahead of the music...

Anyone have any other suggestions??

Shaza x

Dale   on 29/04/19 @ 8:53 said:

I have put a comment on the forum about possible activities for Friday, I’m booked on the Coledale Horseshoe for Saturday and wondered if anybody fancied the 10.00 Via Ferrata for Sunday?

Shaza    on 29/04/19 @ 18:50 said:

OOH Via Ferrata!! If it finishes before the swim at 2pm I would be up for it Dale. Dale and I are both on the Coledale Horseshoe walk on the Saturday

TC   on 02/05/19 @ 16:13 said:

Hi Shaza, I'm going to be in the area and I may even book camping if there's space left. Hopefully I'll get to meet up with you guys. Is anyone going to any of the talks?

Dale   on 02/05/19 @ 20:57 said:

Shazza, the Via Ferrata says allow 4 hours so that would cause problems for your swim. I might just leave the day open and see what happens. T.C might go for Alan Hinks on Friday and there’s a couple of Sunday talks as possibilities I might fancy

Shaza    on 05/05/19 @ 16:45 said:

Okay Dale.. mind you it's going to be sooo cold in that Lake!!!

I will leave Sunday open and see what happens

TC   on 08/05/19 @ 22:03 said:

Dale: I went to a Alan Hinkes talk a few months ago, very entertaining but don't think I'll go again. I'm now booked in for camping.

TC   on 08/05/19 @ 22:08 said:

I'm thinking of going to see this on my way home. Anyone fancy it?
https://www.rheged.com/event/final-ascent-the-legend-of-hamish-macinnes/

Dale   on 08/05/19 @ 22:27 said:

Great TC. I made a mistake about the Alan Hinkes talk. I have met him a few times before as part of a friendship/ climbing group. It was something about the Human Givens talk I think I meant. I would definitely fancy the film at Rheghed.

lizzied   on 08/05/19 @ 23:44 said:

Just seen last few comments on the invite-?it’ll be great to see you all there! Tina, it’s been so long!!
I’ve booked the talk on the Bob Graham Round at Theatre by the Lake for Sat night, before the concert. I’d also be interested in the Rheged

lizzied   on 08/05/19 @ 23:45 said:

Sorry- that message wasn’t finished!!!
Does anyone know address/postcode for campsite please and when do we get these wristbands???x

TC   on 09/05/19 @ 8:15 said:

Rheged screening is at 5.20. Shall I book tickets for us Dale and Liz? Anyone else? Liz, wristbands will probably be given to us when we get there and show booking confirmation?

Dale   on 09/05/19 @ 9:24 said:

Yes please for me TC and thanks very much

Dale   on 09/05/19 @ 9:28 said:



FESTIVAL CAMPING
The festival campsite is located at Springs Farm, Springs Road, Keswick CA12 4AN, only a short 10 minute walk away from the Festival

catwalker   on 09/05/19 @ 13:56 said:

Lovely idea TC but I hope to be well on my journey home by then. Be lovely to catch up with everyone again! Thanks for the address Dale

Nature Lassie   on 09/05/19 @ 18:27 said:

Hey Shaza, sounds good to meet on Friday at campsite. I'll be there too. Busy all day Saturday but up for some walk on Sunday. Like others, i'll leave it open for now.

lizzied   on 09/05/19 @ 19:16 said:

Thanks for address Dale. What sort of time are we planning to synch tent erecting on Friday?

TC   on 09/05/19 @ 19:24 said:

I'm going up Thursday, doubt if they'll let me save spaces though. My tent is small so I could move it. Planning to walk on Friday.

catwalker   on 09/05/19 @ 22:13 said:

I’m heading up Thursday. Happy to meet up Thursday and/or Friday if that works. Looking forward to 1st mountain festy

Shaza    on 10/05/19 @ 18:12 said:

Heh everyone.. how exciting! My ability to organise is not legend!! I will be travelling up on the Thursday and also happy to meet up with people on the Thursday night. Probably going to be cycling on the Friday.. not yet really sure about talks.
Let me know if anyone wants to have a whatsapp group of us all.

My number is 078250 37462

Looking forward to seeing everyone

TC   on 12/05/19 @ 20:04 said:

Nature Lassie, Nigel7, Love to walk over the hills, we have a WhatsApp group now to discuss walks and meeting up etc. If you want to join, please pm me or Shaza.

M1960   on 12/05/19 @ 21:14 said:

Regarding Friday, I've put a comment on Dale's ‘Keswick Mountain Festival’ post on the forum. Whether I decide to come at all depends on whether there is anyone (not necessarily the same person/s) for me to walk with on at least three consecutive days, to justify the journey from Surrey. Does anyone who is not on the booked events have plans for high-level walks (summits over 2000 ft) on Sat/ Sun/Mon even if the cloud is down or it rains and, if so, would you mind if I join you? I would be very happy just to tag along, or to discuss potential routes and assist with navigation if that would help. I won't be staying in Keswick, and would need to know where and when to meet. Let me know of

M1960   on 12/05/19 @ 21:16 said:

Continued ... any offers by Tuesday evening please – if the weather forecast deteriorates significantly by then, it might be worth reconsidering. I'll decide whether it's worth me joining the WhatsApp group. Thank you, Mark.

TC   on 13/05/19 @ 22:54 said:

Hi Mark, plans not firmed up but probably Newlands Round Friday and Blencathra Sunday. No group walk on Saturday as most have events booked. As far as I know most of us are leaving on Sunday evening.

Shaza    on 14/05/19 @ 19:06 said:

Thanks TC, Yup, that's about it. Most are arriving either Thur eve or Friday earlier.

M1960   on 15/05/19 @ 12:48 said:

TC and Shaza: Thanks for letting me know – in that case, I won't be joining you. Have a great time everybody!

Bal   on 15/05/19 @ 21:50 said:

Last minute but I am thinking of coming over Saturday afternoon maybe do a run or talk and music later. If the Blencathra walk is on Sunday I'd be keen.

TC   on 15/05/19 @ 21:53 said:

Yep Blencathra is on Sunday. Halls Fell Ridge, definitely not Sharp Edge. Well all be doing music in the rain on Saturday

Bigfoot   on 16/05/19 @ 23:07 said:

For anybody that does not yet know the rest of us and wants to meet up over the weekend you can call me on 07979357091, I should be at the campsite Friday afternoon, Billy.

Nature Lassie   on 17/05/19 @ 10:29 said:

I'm here at campsite now. Where can I find you other campers? Don't have that WhatsAppn thing.

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