People are being invited to a festival of fitness, courtesy of a Cumbrian quantity surveyor.

Chartered quantity surveyor Solomons Europe is organising its Fit District Festival to take place next month.

The event will give people the chance to take part in a variety of activities, including climbing, paddleboarding and strength training.

They will also have the chance to learn about techniques linked to mindfulness and wellbeing.

Kerry Doig, strategic director at Solomons Europe, said the event followed on from a special scheme it ran in 2018 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Solomons Pay it Forward scheme saw local start-ups vying to receive a share of a £20,000 investment fund made available by the firm.

Kerry said the festival was another way of engaging with the wider community.

Around 80 of Solomons’ own staff are expected to attend the event, which has a total capacity for 350.

“We thought if we could get together lots of people with a focus on mental health and physical health then people might find a particular activity which works for them,” said Kerry.

She said Solomons had run a summer event for its own staff each year and the festival was an extension of that.

“Small businesses don’t always get the chance to do something like this and we thought wouldn’t it be great if other people could benefit from it.”

Solomons has one office near Kendal and is also preparing to move into a converted warehouse in Papcastle.

The free event will take place at Drybeck Farm, in Armathwaite, from June 21 to June 23.