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Each year the UK hosts some amazing (adventure) festivals and 2017 is no exception. This summer we'll be heading out to enjoy what the best of them have to offer. From film festivals to all-out-try-every-outdoor-activity-festivals - we can't wait to soak up the atmosphere, get inspired and get out there.
It's always good to get holiday suggestions from a trusted source - so here's are our staff and friends 5 best adventure festivals:
Base Camp Festival | Peak District | 7 - 10 September
Britain’s ‘Most Adventurous festival’ returns for its 4th year in the Peak District. The weekend is designed to let you try out a range of adventure activities (including hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, rafting, bushcraft etc.), listen to tales of adventure from explorers and party in the woods to live music and entertainment. The Festival usually sells out months in advance every year so don't wait too long to get your ticket!
Yestival | Brinsbury Campus near Pulborough, West Sussex | 20-22 October
Yestival is the creation of adventurer of Dave Cornthwaite and is taking place at Brinsbury Agricultural Centre on the 20th to 22nd October 2017. The festival is one big weekend of camping filled with motivation, positivity and the opportunity to share, listen and create plenty of fresh ideas. Speakers. Musicians. Comedians. Project Awesome. Woodland Walks. An Autumnal recharge to power you through the winter, and beyond! Come along and connect with like-minded adventurers and be inspired!
The North Face Mountain Festival | Lauterbrunnen | 14-17 September
‘A festival for the adventurous’ and the setting couldn’t be more adventurous at the foot of the Eiger in Lauterbrunnen. It’s a weekend full of adventure where you can climb, hike, run guided by The North Face athletes. There is also canyoning, rafting and paragliding. You can learn new skills from gear preparation to photography and cooking up a wilderness feast.
The Adventure Travel Film Festival | London | 11-13 August | Scotland Inverewe | 15-17 September
This festival made our top 5 last year and with films, workshops and fantastic speakers it’s easy to see why it’s back again. The festival showcases ‘Interesting, unusual, independently-made travel documentaries’. Speakers include Benedict Allen, Dylan Wickrama and endurance athlete Meg Dyos.
Camp Wild Fire Adventure Camp | Kent - Location only revealed to ticket holders | 16-18 June
This award winning festival is a bustling adventure camp of expedition, bushcraft and adventure sports with music and creativity thrown in. We love the fact that this festival is about disconnecting from technology. At the door you surrender your gadgets so you can experience all that the weekend has to offer without the distraction of your mobile phone. The festival boasts over 80 activities including paddleboarding, rocket building, astronomy, rambling and fire lighting.