Join us on Friday for adventure inspiration
Relax on Friday and enjoy stories of adventurer that will inspire.
Explorer, expedition leader, compère extraordinaire A seasoned adventurer in his own right, Russell – who has travelled Lands End–John O'Groats on a kick scooter, run home from Paris to London and traversedthe widest route across the UK on foot – will MC the speakers' tent and tell some tales of his own.
Introducing our headline speaker for Saturday night of Top of the Gorge festival, Dave Cornthwaite. Dave leads his ‘Yes Tribe’, an adventure cult of 5000 members.
His ongoing project is ‘Expedition 1000’ is an epic quest to complete 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more by non-motorised means. This quest has seen him conquer many a challenge, which included skateboarding across Australia, swimming the length of the Missouri river and riding his scooter across Japan. Join Dave on Friday and Saturday, he’ll be leading talks and workshops.
Author, journalist, blogger, surfer, adventurer, OS Get Outside Champ
Bristol-based author of the recently published book, The Girl Outdoors, Siân is an award-winning travel and outdoors writer, the editor of Snow and Active Traveller magazines, and a blogger with an obsession with surfing and other outdoor activities. Her work as an adventurous travel writer for the Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile Magazine and Coast has seen her exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, climbing mountains in Africa and learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help in Thailand.
Between 1 September 2015 and 5 October 2016, Bristolian Ben Smith completed 401 marathons in 401 days around Britain. Overcoming a fractured back (among other physical challenges) he ran 10,506.2 miles (the same distance from London to Sydney). Along the way he visited 309 different locations on the UK Mainland and ultimately raised over £315,000 for two amazing charities, Kidscape and Stonewall, who are dedicated to tackling bullying.
Build an action packed weekend, or visit for the day.