South West Outdoor Festival

South West Outdoor Festival camping at Exmoor's Darksky Reserve

South West Outdoor Festival 2017 is taking place 8-10 September on the edge of Cheddar Gorge, amid the wild terrain of the Mendip Hills. You can camp, glamp and explore all weekend, or pop in and be adventurous for a day.

Our ticket booking system for the South West Outdoor Festival will reopen on 23 May. If you have already purchased a ticket your booking is safe. For any further queries please contact 01823 451587.

SWOF: Come and camp for the weekend, or visit for the day.

South West Outdoor Festival 2016

Check out what South West Outdoor Festival is all about and watch the film from the very first festival, which took place in beautiful Heddon Valley, Exmoor, last year.

Image of walkers at Woody Bay with SWOF branding

Visitor info 

All you need to know about the South West Outdoor Festival - how to get in touch, get here and what facilities are on site.

Woman and dog with SWOF branding


Answers to the common questions about the South West Outdoor Festival.

Cotswold Outdoor Knowledge Centre

Cotswold Outdoor knowledge centre 

Product experts and athletes will be conducting a series of informative and interactive sessions, demonstrating how to get the very best out of your gear and providing top tips on how to choose the right outdoor equipment for your personal requirements.

A view of Studland Beach, Dorset

Outdoor inspiration 

Running, walking, cycling, kayaking, camping, beautiful beaches and top views: all in a days adventure in the South West.

View from top of Cheddar Gorge

Get to know the Gorge

The South West Outdoor Festival is taking place on impressive Cheddar Gorge. The Gorge provides challenging landscape to test your endurance and enchanting views to reward your efforts in the evening. There's places for those looking for an adventure to try climbing in this iconic location, wild running and challenging cycle trails. It's also a great place to relax. With dramatic scenery to explore and sweeping views of the Gorge and across the Mendip Hills, it's a top spot for wildlife spotting.

Festival sponsors and partners

Cotswold Outdoor

There's nothing being sold here - but you can pick up a lifetime's supply of outdoor know-how and inspiration.

Mendip Hills AONB

South West Outdoor Festival sits in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we are working in partnership to develop the best experiences this landscape has to offer.