South West Outdoor Festival 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.

Jen and Sim Benson, wild runners and family adventurers

Meet the adventure family 

Be part of the first South West Outdoor Festival, and meet inspirational people.

Looking towards Baggy Point from Mortepoint

Nine places to visit before the South West Outdoor Festival 

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.

Kayaker with SWOF branding

10 things to do at the South West Outdoor Festival 

Devon is hosting a new outdoor festival – packed full of opportunities to explore, adventure, relax and generally enjoy being outside.

A family walking in woodland

Why it’s good to get outdoors - tickets to the South West Outdoor Festival now available 

42% people who do not currently participate in outdoor activities would like to do so; now's the chance to take part in the ultimate introduction the great outdoors.