Fell Foot Outdoor Festival - FAQs and Ts&Cs

Nordic walking with Nic's Nordic Walks at Fell Foot

The Fell Foot Outdoor Festival is a celebration of outdoor activities and watersports on the shores of England’s longest and most iconic lake.

What is the Fell Foot Outdoor Festival?

A chance for you to have a go at that sport you were always curious about. Water activities range from sailing to orienteering with the opportunity to get involved with our affiliated clubs and the courses they provide throughout the year. If you prefer to stay on the ground, there’re plenty of things to have a go at on site. You can try out yoga, nordic walking or test your stamina with a parkrun.     

Do I need to buy a ticket?

This event is not ticketed. However, you will be charged for parking on site unless you are a National Trust member. In this case please just scan your membership card at a one of our car park machines. We expect this event to be popular, so the earlier you turn up on site, the more you are guaranteed a parking space as well as slots in the activities you wish to register. If you wish to use the Active Base facilities, there is a charge of £1 for children or £2 for adults for a daily pass. This includes access to hot showers, changing rooms and secure lockers.

When does it start and finish?

The festival begins on the morning of 18 May at 10am, and comes to an end on the evening of Sunday 19 May, around 4pm. A range of outdoor activities will be on offer all across the weekend – we will provide a full schedule of events here soon. 

Is the festival suitable for kids?

Yes, the entire event is child friendly and there will be many activities that people of all ages can participate in. Please be mindful that the site will be busy and small children need to be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times.

Is there disabled access at the festival?

We are aiming to make the majority of the events as accessible to as many people as possible – please check back here for additional details. 

Can I volunteer?

Yes, please do! The National Trust has a strong volunteer program in place, and many of the Trust's supporters will be helping out with the event. If you wish to get in touch about volunteering with us then please email Emily.Taylor1@nationaltrust.org.uk or Kelley.Sprostonheath@nationaltrust.org.uk .

Can I bring my own food/alcohol?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own supplies of food and drink, but there will also be outlets where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Please observe the no-glass-bottles rule, and keep bring-your-own booze to reasonable levels. Please be aware that due to the cost of emptying litter bins, we ask all of our visitors to take their litter home with them. This means we can redirect money that would be spent on waste disposal on important conservation work here at Fell Foot.

Are there showers on site?

Yes, we will provide warm showers for use by weekend visitors via purchase of an Active Pass.

Are dogs allowed at the festival?

Well behaved dogs are welcome and must be under control at all times. Please carry sufficient bags to clean up after your dog. 

Terms and Conditions

The National Trust and Fell Foot Outdoor Festival organisers can take no responsibility for the loss (including theft) or damage of any personal property or equipment that you bring to the festival.

Alterations to the festival's free content (including taster activities, volunteering opportunities, and other entertainment, etc) are made at the sole discretion of the Fell Foot Outdoor Festival organisers and the National Trust, and any such changes will not incur any refunds.

The utmost care for our visitors’ safety has been carefully considered in the planning of this event. The National Trust and Fell Foot Outdoor Festival organisers do not accept any responsibility for any injuries (including death) or losses suffered during the event as a result of personal or third party negligence, extreme weather, acts of god, private equipment failure, dangerous behaviour, animal aggression, or other unforeseen circumstances.  

All activities run under the umbrella of the Fell Foot Outdoor Festival by external suppliers (including all participatory running, walking and water-based activities) are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the third party organising the activity.   

It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they are physically prepared and medically fit to participate in any event, experience or activity that takes place during the Fell Foot Outdoor Festival, whether it is free or paid for.

Furthermore, it is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they have the correct equipment and clothing required for the activity they are taking part in, and that this equipment is in good working order unless the equipment is provided by the third party providing the activity (such as buoyancy aids and wetsuits).

The National Trust and Fell Foot Outdoor Festival organisers reserve the right to refuse to allow an individual to participate in an activity or event if they reasonably believe that they (or their equipment) are unfit to do so for any reason, and/or if they pose a danger to themselves or others.

The National Trust and Fell Foot Outdoor Festival organisers also reserve the right to: 

Ask people to reveal the contents of their bags to check for prohibited items.

Eject people (without refund) for unruly or dangerous behaviour, or for any serious breach of the festival rules (including disorderly dogs).

Refuse the sale of alcohol to anyone under 18 years old, or anyone who appears inebriated, and to ask for ID if people appear under 25.

These terms and conditions (and any contractual or non-contractual matters arising in relation to these terms and conditions) are governed by English law and any disputes arising out of any transaction between you and the Fell Foot Outdoor Festival are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.