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.

Yoga in the Manor Garden

Avebury, Wiltshire

Perfect your sun salutation with yoga on the lawn or test your hula hoop skills at Avebury’s sports day weekend this summer. There are also weekly Nordic walking sessions to help you keep fit, meet new people and take in the views of the prehistoric landscape.

People playing badminton

Godolphin, Cornwall 

As part of the West Cornwall summer of sport initiative you can try badminton, archery and athletics at Godolphin this summer. Cool down with a stroll around the grounds and take in views of St Ives Bay and St Michael’s Mount.

Mountain biking, Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods, Bristol

Run, cycle or walk through leafy forests and discover magnificent views over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge. You can also get involved in orienteering and running groups.

Penrose cycling

Penrose, Cornwall

There are cycling, walking and running trails for all abilities around the woodland and coastline of Cornwall’s largest natural lake. There are also weekly Parkruns for keen joggers.

Group of men run through the woods at Saltram

Saltram, Plymouth 

Saltram has its own bit of coastline making it the perfect place to try out a range of watersports including paddle boarding and canoeing. You can also get involved in Nordic walking, pilates and cycling against the backdrop of the Plym Estuary.

Kayaking near Old Harry at Studland Beach, Dorset

Studland, Dorset 

With its sheltered waters, golden sand and a scenic backdrop, Studland Bay is the ideal place to try out watersports, as well as horse-riding and mountain biking.

Family in canoes sailing down river

Trelissick, Cornwall 

Get active against the stunning backdrop of the Fal Estuary at Trelissick this summer with ladies canoeing, family runs and archery.

Trerice slapcock badminton sport active

Trerice, Cornwall 

Tudor dancing, hobby horse show jumping and pentathlons – why not try something new at Trerice this summer. The events run throughout summer and are free for members.