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Adventure films in magnificent mountain settings



we are currently at full capacity - please check our facebook page for updates on more tickets being released...


saturday 23rd july 2016
waterfoot park, pooley bridge, ullswater


Join us this July on the shores of Ullswater for an evening under the stars watching award-winning adventure films curated by Kendal Mountain Festival on the big screen.

Many thanks to Ullswater Steamers, Waterfoot Park and Lake District Estates for their support.


the programme


Gates will open at 6.30pm with locally sourced food and drink available while you chill out and find your space on the field. The bar will be serving local draught beers at reasonable prices and Glenridding based Deer and Dexter will be providing hot food.

The evening programme will commence at around 7.30pm with live music, indoor film screenings and informal entertainment. This will be followed by a talk from the adventurer, Dave Cornthwaite, and we'll finish the evening with a fantastic set of outdoor and adventurer films curated by our Festival Directors. The films will be shown until just after 11, the event will finish and the site will shut down around 11.30.

We will not be revealing the exact film programme until the night but rest assured they will be a great selection of our favourite adventure films from all over the world.

So come ‘Share the Adventure’ with us; explore Ullswater and it surrounding villages and fells by day, and come evening - enjoy an evening with like-minded people and celebrate the wonder of wild places and adventure.


dave cornthwaite

 Dave Cornthwaite

Dave Cornthwaite


Dave Cornthwaite is an British adventurer, writer and filmmaker. One of Dave’s earliest exploits was to become the first person to skateboard from John O'Groats to Lands End, 896 miles in 34 days. However Dave is best known for his Expedition1000 project, a plan to undertake 25 separate journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. Since 2011 his adventures have included a 2,340-mile Guinness World Record-setting journey down the Mississippi River from source to sea on a stand up paddleboard, and swimming 1,001 miles down the Missouri River.



The glittering lake of Ullswater is in the heart of the north-east Lake District. Whether seen from the descent from Kirkstone Pass, or as you meander along its shoreline, or even from one of the steamers that plough up and down the lake, the views of Ullswater are always breathtakingly beautiful. With such an inspirational setting, Kendal Mountain Festival is delighted to be bringing its combination of award-winning films that explore adventure, mountains, wilderness and their cultures.

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we are currently at full capacity - please check our facebook page for updates on more tickets being released...


the location

waterfoot park, pooley bridge, cumbria, ca11 0ll


There are two parking options for Ullswater Outdoor Cinema:

A. In Pooley Bridge from where you will have a 15 minute walk to Waterfoot Park

B. In a field adjacent to the A592 near the junction for Pooley Bridge, (this will be signposted).
We will have marshalls there but parking is at your own risk.

The map below shows these locations, and the cinema location C.

Unfortunately no parking or vehicular access will be available in or near the caravan park itself apart from disabled access.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Camping is not available at Waterfoot Park, but there are several nearby campsites you can stay at:

Park Foot caravan & camping park

waterside farm campsite

cross dormont camping & caravans

Hole House Farm (caravans only)

hillcroft park