Date(s) - 02/09/2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Moorforge Althing Festival 2022

The biggest festival and gathering of Vikings, Slavs and Saxons ever at Moorforge.

Join us! At Moorforge, Moor House, Gilcrux, Cumbria, CA7 2RA

Together we will bring the history of the Dark Ages to life. Let’s fight, drink and feast together!

Moorforge Althing Festival 2022 is the 1st edition of new Dark Age reenactment, experimental archeology and Eastern Huscarl fighting style festival in UK.

Friday 2nd September 11am to 6pm, Saturday 3rd September 11am to 9:30pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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Located in a beautiful area of Cumbria.


  • Eastern Style Battles
  • Tournaments
  • Archery
  • “Bridges”(5vs5)
  • Duels to select the best warrior at Moorforge
  • Viking games competition


  • Early medieval army encampment
  • Craftsmen during their work
  • Medieval traders market


  • Fire Show(Saturday’s special)
  • Storytelling
  • Meeting with reenactors
  • Seeing history alive

Perhaps even more! Stay tuned to find out:

Moorforge is a Viking heritage discovery settlement, currently in development, focusing on life in the 10th century. The settlement is located just outside Gilcrux, on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

Moorforge, and Gilcrux Village, are lovely places to visit. Why not make a short break of it and explore the area? Enter your dates below to see available accommodation nearby.

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