Monty Halls at first South West Outdoor Festival

TV personality and marine biologist Monty Halls, a former Royal Marines Officer who is famous for his televised escapades and adventures all over the planet, will be taking part in the first South West Outdoor Festival, at Heddon Valley in North Devon (23-25 September).

The festival is being supported by numerous well-known names from the outdoor world who either hail from the region originally, or have gravitated here because of the wealth of exciting adventure opportunities that exist in the area.

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‘The South West has so much to offer for the outdoor fanatic of today’

Monty Halls

Monty Halls

The South West is a mecca for outdoor sport and adventure.  For the first time the South West Outdoor Festival brings them together in one unique place – at Heddon Valley – Exmoor’s secret valley .

The festival is being supported by numerous legends of the outdoor world who either hail from the region originally, or have gravitated here because of the wealth of exciting adventure opportunities that exist in the area.

Among them is Dartmouth-based TV presenter Monty Halls, who will be attending the festival as a speaker, film maker and self-confessed outdoor addict.

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Tickets on sale for the first South West Outdoor Festival (23-25 September)

A child toasting marshmallows over an open camp fire at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire.The South West is a mecca for outdoor activities and adventure pursuits, and this year the inaugural South West Outdoor Festival is inviting everyone to come and explore the incredible range of opportunities that are taking place around one unique place: Heddon Valley in Exmoor National Park.

Tickets are now on sale for the festival, run in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor, the National Trust’s official outdoor retailer, which takes place over the weekend of 23–25 September. The event is suitable for everyone from young families to adventurous individuals, with something for all ages and levels of skill, experience and fitness. All that’s needed is a willingness to have a go, try something new or take on a challenge. Alternatively, you can simply soak up the ambience, and enjoy the local food and entertainment.

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Walk the South West Coast Path this October (and be in with the chance to win a Go Pro Camera)

Hikers on the South West Coast path near Polzeath, Cornwall.

Did you know it costs at least £1000 to look after just one mile of coast path? As part of this year’s coastal celebrations the National Trust is raising much needed funds to maintain the coastal scenery enjoyed by millions of visitors every year.

Join us this October for the South West Coast Path Challenge and walk from just one to the full 630 miles (or anything in between). Pledge your miles, invite friends, get sponsored and help conserve the coast path for generates to come. Continue reading…

Step up to the South West Coast Path Challenge

Monty Halls by Tamsyn Halls

Monty Halls by Tamsyn Halls

School’s out for summer and thoughts turn to family days out beside the seaside. Instead of digging in the sand and jostling with millions of tourists on the region’s beaches, take a walk on the wild side and gear up for the South West Coast Path Challenge in October. The event, backed by TV adventurer Monty Halls, aims to set a new world record for the number of times the Coast Path can be covered in one month while raising funds to protect the coastline for future generations.

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