devon to host brand new outdoor-themed festival

If you are planning on a Devon glamping adventure this summer, then you might want to keep in mind that there’s set to be the first ever South West Outdoors Festival in September, and we’re all invited!

 An excited visitor to Heddon Valley near our Devon Glamping abodes

The event, held by the National Trust and Cotswold Outdoor, will take place in Heddon Valley in Exmoor over the weekend of September 23rd -25th.


Festival-revellers are sure to be treated to a wonderful experience during their time at the new festival, including tales of adventure from well-known personalities such as television’s Monty Halls, the explorer and great escapologist.


There will also be a fine array of fascinating personalities to capture the attention of visitors, from former GB rower Anna McNuff, to the international off-piste athlete Tobias Mews, the slow adventurer Jasper Winn, and trial-running authors Jen and Sim Benson, to name a few.


There’s the option to camp for the whole weekend next to the river at Heddon Valley, and what makes this the ideal setting for people looking to be active is the activities on offer. From wild swimming to running, kayaking, tree climbing, foraging and even star gazing, there’s something for everyone of all ages!


National Trust general manager, Rob Joules said: “The South West is one of the best places in the country for outdoor activities and this festival will be bringing them all together under one roof and over one weekend in the beautiful Heddon Valley.


“From taster sessions to thrilling challenges, or just chilling out by the campfire, there will be something for everyone to enjoy no matter what age or ability.”


For those wanting to learn a new skill, the festival will have experienced and highly qualified outdoor education instructors and guides around to teach skills and techniques required for outdoors adventure activities such as coasteering, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, stand-up paddle boarding, slacklining, wild swimming, oh, and there’s even the chance to do some axe throwing!


We’ve touched base on just a few of the highlights of this exciting festival, but if this sounds like something you’d be interesting in, you can find out more and book tickets here:


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