Four ways to get ready for the South West Outdoor Festival 2019

Trail running at Heddon Valley

Is getting active outdoors regularly your thing? If so, head straight to the South West Outdoor Festival on 5-7 October 2018 at East Soar, near Salcombe for the ultimate outdoor activity weekend.

However, 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. Here are some suggestions of places to go to have an outdoor adventure.


It’s the perfect opportunity to savour magnificent countryside views with hidden valleys, woodlands and meadows; or explore glorious ocean cliffs with weathered crags, spectacular pinnacles and unique rock formations.  Wear in those walking boots by enjoying ten of the most popular walks in the South West.

Trail Running

Running on roads is great, but running on trails through countryside and parkland is definitely the way to go. The National Trust has many organised events such as the Trust10 events or Parkruns; but there are many other opportunities to head off on your own bespoke routes and log up a few miles before the festival. Why not explore these top South West running routes, while at the same time improving your physical and mental wellbeing.


There are miles and miles of great routes that can be explored on two wheels here in the South West. Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there is bound to be a trail to suit. From rural tracks and quiet roads to scenic woods and grassy heathland, here are some of our favourite places to test out your bike skills


Take the plunge and head into the water with your canoe, kayak, paddleboard or snorkel. Explore sheltered coves, creeks, estuaries and lakes or catch the waves at some of the top-notch surf beaches that we look after. These great watersport venues in the South West are perfect places to get active or try something new. Bring your own equipment or hire it on site.