South West Outdoor Festival

Try your hand at climbing

Taking place 8-10 September 2017 on the edge of Cheddar Gorge, amid the wild terrain of the Mendip Hills

Camping at the South West Outdoor Festival

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The South West Outdoor Festival is a celebration of adventure and outdoor activities. In partnership with Cotswold Outdoor and the Mendip Hills AONB, it’s an inclusive event, with challenges, experiences and entertainment for people of all ages and ability levels. Scroll down to find out what you can get up to over the weekend, or click to book tickets.

Ppan your weekend at SWOF

What's on? 

Plan your weekend from start to finish with the SWOF 2017 programme of events, entertainment and site map.

South West Outdoor Festival action and activities

Sean Conway

Guest speakers at South West Outdoor Festival 

Make the most of your ticket and feel inspired at SWOF, with these intrepid speakers.

Toast marshmallow on the campfire

Free events and activities at SWOF 

Whether you are joining us for the day or pitching up for the weekend, find out what's included in your ticket price


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.

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SWOF celebrates outdoor adventure as well as live music, film, food and guest speakers. In partnership with Cotswold Outdoor and the Mendip Hills AONB, it’s an inclusive event with experiences for all ages and abilities.

Cotswold Outdoor Knowledge Centre at the South West Outdoor Festival

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.

Festival sponsors and partners

Cotswold Outdoor

Visit the Cotswold Outdoor knowledge tent and activity area for adventure advice and technical tips and to pick up anything you might need over the weekend.

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.