Health and well-being in the South West

Why not give your mind and body some care by getting outdoors on a walk or run, or even by joining a community event?

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Trust10 runners on the beach at Studland Bay


Trust10 trail runs are a chance to escape into the outdoors, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery for free, on the fourth Sunday of every month. In the South West they take place at Avebury, Coleton Fishacre, Godophin, Saltram, Studland Bay and Tyntesfield.

Visitors completing the trail running challenge during the South West Outdoor Festival at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Running in the South West

Running on roads is great, but running on trails through countryside and parkland is definitely the way to go. Here are a selection of organised runs, trails and running events across the South West.

Mountain biking

Cycling in the South West

There are miles of countryside waiting to be explored on two wheels in the South West. Here's our guide to biking and cycling in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

People walking along the coast path with the sea behind them

Our top South West coastal walks 

We're lucky to have such an incredible variety of coastal walks in the South West - these are just a few of our favourites.

Stary skies at Lacock Abbey

Stargazing in the South West 

From Cornwall to Stonehenge, the South West offers hundreds of opportunities to get away from the bright city lights and discover the night sky.

A view of Studland Beach, Dorset

Beautiful beaches in the South West 

The South West has miles of coastline and many beautiful beaches. Here's a few of our favourites in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset..

Visitors kayaking on the sea past the Old Harry Rocks, Purbeck Countryside, Dorset

Sport events in the South West 

With miles of stunning coastline the South West is the perfect place to try out some watersports this summer. Get up close to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset by kayak or paddle the river Fal at Trelissick.