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Michelle Jurd Trust


Vital Event Information

When: Saturday 17th August

When & Where: 6:00pm meet point in Keswick (TBC)

Event Cost: This is a free event to attend. Tickets or registration is not required. As a charity fundraiser it is expected that everyone attending makes a donation to the chosen charity. The recommended donation is £10 per person. 

Please note this event is not for profit and only the (few) event costs are removed from the donations. 

How to Donate: Via the Just Giving Link (TBC) or with cash on the night. 

Who is the beneficiary charity in 2024? The Michelle Jurd Trust who focus their funds towards providing outdoor opportunities for the youths and veterans of Cumbria. 

What happens at the start?

When we meet at the start you'll have a chance to play the tombola and enter the raffle. We will also have The Lake District Stop there serving Crepes and coffee, as well as the Drowsy Goose selling more hot drinks. We will deliver a safety brief and any event specific information. You'll also hear from the charity. We urge people to come to the start of the festival rather than going direct to the mountain if possible. 

How does the event work?

After the briefing, you will walk 2.5 miles along the Cumbria Way (for the most part) to the base of Catbells. The trail is easy to follow and will take anywhere between 60-90 minutes to walk. Nichol End Marine are open along the way to provide refreshments and the opportunity to toilet if needed. 

Once at Catbells, you will head up as far as you wish. We line the whole mountain from the bottom to the top. What this means is people of all ages and abilities can join, but sadly due to the nature of the rugged paths it isn't wheelchair or pram friendly. 

About 30-40 minutes after the sun sets it is usually dark enough to light up the mountain and our pro-photographers will be able to get their snaps. Once this is complete you'll descend carefully and head back to Keswick. Nichol End Marine will be open until about 10:30pm. Dogs are more than welcome to join in the event, but please make sure you clear up after them. 

Preparing for the event:

The very nature of the event means you'll be standing around on a potentially windy mountainside for a while. Pack more layers than you think you need, snacks and warm fluids. 


Saturday 17th August 2024

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2024 Raffle Prize Donors

You can buy raffle tickets on the night at the start of the festival at £2 per ticket. The raffle is drawn before heading to Catbells.

2 Night Stay for 2 people at Embleton Spa Hotel
£50 Voucher for EDZ Layering
2 x £25 Vouchers for EDZ Layering
Bespoke Catbells Slate Art from Indigo Ivy Art
2 x Paddleboarding Books by bestselling author Jo Mosely
Tea for 2 and Prosecco at Carlisle Station Hotel
Slow Cooker donated by Lakeland Plastics

There will also be a tombola to play on the night.
If you'd like to donate to the raffle or tombola, please email us at
Lakeland Festival of Light 2023
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