The Keswick Mountain Festival will team up with the National Trust for this year's event.

In the lead up to the festival, now in its seventh year, visitors will be encouraged to make donations to the Trust, which owns and manages large areas of land in major outdoor destinations throughout the country.

Lucy Scrase, Keswick Mountain Festival Director, said: “Keswick Mountain Festival is a celebration of the outdoors, here in the Lake District and throughout the UK. 

"Many of the most popular destinations in our country are on National Trust land and we are keen to support the Trust’s efforts to take care of that land and continue to enable the public to visit and enjoy the amazing landscapes we have in the UK. 

"By teaming with the Trust, we hope to be able to highlight the great work that the organisation does and raise some money to help sustain that.”

The site of the Festival Village is on National Trust land in Crow Park and the Trust will have a strong presence there during the event, offering information about its work and sites, and fundraising. 

In addition, a percentage of sales from the exclusive KMF Buff, designed by local school girl Rosie Walker, will be donated to the National Trust.

When booking tickets online for the festival, people can also make donations during the check out process.

Mike Innerdale, Assistant Director, National Trust, Cumbria and Lake District, added: “Keswick Mountain Festival shares many of the National Trust’s values: we both want to see families enjoying their time in the outdoors. 

"Keswick Mountain Festival offers a unique introduction to this amazing landscape and it’s a great place to start building a love of the Lakes.”

Keswick Mountain Festival will run from 15 to 19 May. For more information about the event visit