Talks

Talks are free as part of the festival. We've chosen some amazing speakers which we hope will inspire you - long after the tent is safely packed away.

Monty Hall and family

Monty Halls 

Join Monty Halls, travel journalist and tv presenter on Sunday and hear about his amazing tales of adventure from around the globe.

Hear Conrad's amazing  'Mutiny on the Bounty' story

Conrad Humphreys 

Join professional yachtsman, Conrad Humphreys to hear about his latest extraordinary expedition, recreating the incredible open-boat voyage undertaken by Captain Bligh following the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789.

Explorer Sarah Outen

Sarah Outen 

Explorer, rower, kayaker, cyclist, and now bestselling author. Sarah is a charismatic, motivational speaker, who inspires us all to get outdoors and seek adventure.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith 

401 marathons in 401 days around Britain. Come and listen to Ben's story.

Mel Nichols

Mel Nicholls 

Paralympian, endurance wheelchair racer, paracyclist.

David Mellor and his family

David Mellor  

Meet David Mellor at SWOF, where he will do a talk about adventuring with kids on the Saturday morning.

Aleks Kashefi

Barefoot Aleks 

Barefoot minimalist runner and explorer Aleks Kashefi shares with us his amazing story.

Emma Brennand

Emma Brennand 

Dr Emma Brennand is a documentary filmmaker with a passion for wildlife conservation. Emma will be giving a talk, leading a wild swim and showing us how to make wildlife films on our smart phones.

Laura Kennington will talk at  SWOF 2018

Laura Kennington 

Adventure athlete, runner, rider, and kayaker. Meet Laura on Saturday and find out about her latest challenge - Great North Ride.

Ultramarathon runner Damian Hall

Damian Hall 

In 2016, ultramarathon runner Damian completed the 630-mile South West Coast Path in just 10 days and 15 hours, setting a new record that no one has come close to breaking yet.

Chris Lucas An award-winning adventurer

Chris Lucas 

At SWOF Chris will be co-presenting The Yukon Assignment, a film that tells the story of his recent 500-mile canoe journey through the Yukon Territory with his father Niall

Charlie Fripp journalist and film director

Charlie Fripp 

At SWOF Charlie will be co-presenting The Yukon Assignment, a film she produced about the 500-mile canoe journey through the Yukon Territory undertaken by Chris Lucas and his father, Niall.

Author of Kings of the Yukon

Adam Weymouth 

Adam Weymouth's first book Kings of the Yukon tells the story of his four-month canoe trip down the Yukon River. Adam will be sharing his adventure with festival goers.

Jasper Winn, writer, storyteller and slow adventurer.

Jasper Winn 

At SWOF Jasper will be talking about the art of slow adventuring on Saturday at 1pm, and about Waterways at 10.30am on Sunday. He'll also be found demonstrating bushcraft skills around the slow zone fire during the weekend.

Intrepid Two Blondes on Dartmoor

Two blondes walking 

Two  Blondes  Walking  Ordnance  Survey  #GetOutside  Champions,  Lucy  and  Fi  (Blondes  One  and  Two)  are  hill  walking  and  wild  camping  experts  who  get  out  and  about  all  over  the  UK,  but  their  favourite  adventures  are  Dartmoor  escapades. See them on Friday and Saturday.