Spectacular mountain-based light shows in order to raise vital funds for charity


Mountains are our passion, and so is delivering unforgettable experiences. For 4 years now we've been merging the two and have been using Lakeland Mountain Guides as a platform to raise funds for various charities. It all started back in 2015 when we did our first ever 'Striding Edge by Torchlight' event. This fundraiser sees participants tackle Striding Edge at night in aid of the Lake District Search & Mountain Rescue Association. Even though we were joined by only 7 people it was the seed that has now developed into a budding tree. On the same day as that first event (April 25th, 2015) an earthquake rocked Nepal and killed over 9,000 people. With Nepal being close to our hearts we quickly organised 'Blencathra by Moonlight' which saw us lead over 150 people up Blencathra at night and raising over £5,000. In 2016 we hosted the incredible 'Catbells Festival of Light' and then 2017 saw the ' Lakeland Festival of Light' over Braithwaite. Between these two events we have raised an additional £25,000 for charities which send funds to the people of Nepal. In the intervening years we have also held our annual 'Striding Edge by Torchlight' events and our total raised for LDSAMRA now exceeds £4,000. The 2018 Lakeland Festival of Light returned to Catbells and raised over £13,500, but this was smashed in 2019 when 2000 people joined the event, which was again on Catbells, and riased over £16,000 for the Lake District Mountain Rescue Association. 

These events donate 100% of the profits to charity and so far we have raised in excess of £63,000 for 4 different charities and had more than 3,600 people come light up the fells . 

The video below will tell you more about our story and the 2017 Lakeland Festival of Light event. 

The Official Festival of Light Team

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The Lakeland Festival of Light - Saturday 3rd October 2020

Striding Edge by Torchlight

Light up for Langdale & Ambleside MRT - Festival of Light Special

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