South West Outdoor Festival 2016 blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest South West Outdoor Festival news, outdoor tips and adventure spots across the South West.

Trail running at Heddon Valley

Four ways to get ready for the South West Outdoor Festival 

If you want to top up your fitness levels or you want the chance to hone your sporting skills, why not get in a practice or two in before you turn up to the South West Outdoor Festival. Here are some suggestions of places to go to have an outdoor adventure.

Biking at Heddon Valley

What’s so special about the Heddon Valley? 

It's easy to see why the Heddon Valley on Exmoor is every local's list of favourite walks. The scenery is breathtaking, starting under huge, mature trees shading a bubbling river, which winds down to the sea through spectacularly plunging hillsides.

Children on a bug-hunt at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

50 things Fridays in Branscombe

Say hi to a centipede and enjoy a tickle from a beetle. Make a home for nature or find the hidden treasure. Check out our 50 things activities happening in the summer holidays.

Looking towards Baggy Point from Mortepoint

Nine places to visit in and around North Devon and Exmoor 

Historic houses, pretty villages, impressive views, coastal climbs, wild woods are all waiting to be explored, here's our top picks.

Gorse at Heddon Valley

Four landscape views of Heddon Valley in North Devon 

Nestled in the middle of the Exmoor national park, Heddon Valley is renowned for its natural beauty.

Sea Kayaking off beautiful coastland

10 things to do at the South West Outdoor Festival 

The South West Outdoor Festival is packed full of opportunities to explore, adventure, relax and generally enjoy being outside.

Night run

Night runs 

The Festival night running events will launch a new season 2018/19 of National Trust night runs across the country.