It’s great to be able to report that all the hard work preparing for last weekend’s Keswick Mountain Festival paid dividends. Huge numbers of people visited and took part in the many activities that were on offer.
The superb site of the Festival village was Crow Park on the shore of Derwentwater. The Trust’s stand just inside the entrance to the village was ideal and we had lots of children visiting and participating in ...
... making mud pies,
and climbing trees.
These are from the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ list. It also meant that we had lots of opportunities to talk to people about the work that the Trust carries out in the mountains and valleys.
All the staff and volunteers from the Trust enjoyed the event and it seemed to be the same for the visitors. During the day there was a really good atmosphere around the field and you couldn’t wish for a better setting for the evening music events. Even the weather behaved well!
The aerial ropeway made a scary noise when people were sliding down it. I didn’t like it at all. But the field was great. Loads of people to say ‘Hello’ to – great fun.
I’m going on my first proper training day to be a search dog this weekend. I’m so excited.