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Lowther Deer Park

Kendal Calling Travel and Directions

Thursday 29th July - Sunday 1st August 2021

Lowther Deer Park in Cumbria

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Lowther Deer Park

Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe (nr Penrith),,
CA10 2DY

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Travel to/from Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling is held at Lowther Deer Park. The address of Lowther Deer Park is Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe (nr Penrith),, Cumbria, CA10 2DY.


Kendal Calling is held at: 
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, CA10 2HN 

By Car

There will be plenty of signs to the festival from all directions.

From the South (M6): All ticket holders:
M6 Exit Junction 39
Turn L onto A6 at end of sliproad
 Turn right at T Junction to follow A6 North
Keep on A6 through village of Shap
. Then, depending on your ticket type: Standard campsite ticket holders:
Look out for the A6 passing underneath the Motorway
Approx 1 mile after this turn left into the Lowther Estate
 Follow driveway to main car park

Campervans, Emperors Fields and The Deer Lodge ticket holders:
For entrance to Emperors Fields, Campervans and The Deer Lodge please follow signs for All Camping.

From the North (M6): Standard campsite ticket holders: Continue on M6 to J39 and follow directions from South Campervans, Emperors Fields and The Deer Lodge ticket holders: For entrance to Emperors Fields, Campervans and The Deer Lodge please follow signs for All Camping.

The home of Kendal Calling is 25 minutes north of Kendal up the M6 and South down the A6 from Penrith.

Manchester – 1 hour 30 mins (48 mins with Virgin Trains from Preston)

Newcastle – 1 hour 30 mins

Leeds – 2 hours

Liverpool – 2 hours (48 mins with Virgin Trains from Preston)

Edinburgh – 2 hours 25 mins (1 hour 21 mins with Virgin Trains)

By Train

The nearest train station to the festival site is Penrith which is a ten minute taxi journey from the site. A shuttle bus service will run from the station to the festival site. Virgin Trains operate a lightning fast service from Scotland, Birmingham, and London direct with hourly services and Manchester & North West when changing at Preston or Crewe.

By Shuttle Bus

Kendal Calling is at Lowther Deer Park so just 15 minutes on the dedicated shuttle bus from Penrith Railway Station to the festival.

Penrith to The Festival:

Thursday 10am – 6:30pm
Friday 7am – 7pm

The Festival to Penrith:

Monday 5:30am – 12noon

Shuttle Bus tickets are available soon!

Disabled Access Information

Kendal Calling is a 3 to 4 day festival set in the beautiful lake district with over 10 stages featuring regional, national and international talent. The festival works closely with Attitude is Everything to provide an event site which is accessible, and to that end the organisers are pleased to announce that they received the Silver Award in accessibility on site and are the first festival to be awarded the access starts online status.

Please note: The accessibility facilities are only available to festival goers with permanent disabilities, so broken legs, recent injuries, recent operations, elderly and pregnant women do not qualify.


If you would like more information on the access facilities at the event or to get in touch with the festival, please email or write to them at: Kendal Calling Access, Office 102, 19 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1AN. Kendal Calling aim to respond to all enquiries within 2-3 days.





The festival is held at the Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria. The land is ancient woodland and farmland with grass and some uneven ground. There is a tarmac road running through the middle of the Main Arena. The Main Arena has a number of small hills inside its perimeter. There is a gravel road that runs around the edge of the Accessible Campsite. The Accessible Car Park is located within the Accessible Campsite. The ground leading from the accessible car park and campsite to the Main Arena entrance consists of gravel road and grass. The distance is approximately 400 metres. The Main Arena is 300 metres from the main gate to the furthest perimeter edge.

Please note: The weather conditions can dramatically affect the ground conditions, so wherever possible please try to consider what preparations you may need to make and equipment you may need to bring along.


The following access facilities need to be pre-booked using the Access Requirement form. This form and the required evidence must be sent to Kendal Calling directly once you have purchased a ticket.


Kendal Calling provide a 2:1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend the festival without bringing a personal assistant. Once you have bought a full price ticket, please fill in the access requirement form and provide a form of evidence as listed on the form in order to receive your personal assistant ticket.


A viewing platform with a stewarded accessible toilet is located near the stage in the Main Arena. In order to gain access to the viewing platform, you need a viewing platform wristband. This also comes with a lanyard that can be worn by a personal assistant or companion so that they can join you on the platform.


On arrival Thursday and Friday, there will be an Access Information Point in the accessible campsite where customers can collect further information on access within the festival site. It is also here that additional pre-agreed wristbands can be collected.

The accessible campsite will be cordoned off from general camping. There will be a number of accessible toilets and showers. The accessible campsite will include a covered, 24-hour charging point for power chair batteries. Please assist with planning by letting the festival know if you intend to use this service when completing Section 5 of the Access Requirement Form. Customers are free to leave batteries and chairs in this area overnight at their own risk as this service is not stewarded.

Near to the Accessible Campsite, there are village services (bar, concessions, information point and welfare).

Facilities provided in the accessibility campsite:

Accessible unisex showers and toilets

Standard showers and toilets

Fresh water points

Waste disposal point

Electrical points for charging wheelchairs and scooters on a first-come-first-served basis

This campsite is available to customers who are unable to camp in the standard campsites or who need access to specialist facilities provided.


An Accessible Car Park is located within the Accessible Campsite perimeter. Customers are allowed to park their cars near to their tent in a designated car park, but not directly next to their tent.



There will be a stewarded accessible toilet located beside the viewing platform in the Main Arena. A viewing platform wristband is required to gain access to this toilet. There will be other non-stewarded accessible toilets in the Main Arena. There will be accessible toilets within the Accessible Campsite.


Kendal Calling welcome assistance dogs onto the site. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.


There will be general warning signs around the Main Arena if strobe lighting will be used. Due to the nature of the artists, it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances. There will not be a warning immediately before a period of strobe lighting.


There will be a First Aid tent located in the Main Arena that will be visible within the Main Arena. There will also be Medics and First Aiders on patrol around the event. You will be able to store medication with the medical team if refrigeration is needed. Please let the festival know in advance if you will be wishing to store medication here. If you require more information, please get in touch.


The festival have Bob-on-Com hearing loops on site, these are available at the box office, the access reception which is located in the access campaign, the information point and at the Green gate which is the entrance for customers staying in the access camping field, the boutique camping and live in vehicles.


On arrival to site, please head to the gate as described in the information pack, these are broken down into coloured gates. The information pack provided in advance, usually via email, will explain which gate to head to, where to collect your wristband and the location of the access campsite.

Don’t forget your festival tickets, these will be scanned on arrival and swapped for festival wristbands.

The site will open from 9am Thursday, for those with Thursday tickets, and 9am Friday for all weekend ticket holders.

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