Our legendary, fully accessible, free-for-all, tented Basecamp Village is the heart of our Festival – our social hub where brands bring their stories to life, our stages deliver talks from everyday adventures to the icons of the world of mountaineering and exploration and there is endless excitement from being with a whole bunch of people that love and cherish the outdoors.

This year Basecamp is back at our new larger space at Abbot Hall Park.

Step inside our Basecamp Village and enter a one-of-a-kind destination celebrating all things outdoor! Built using reclaimed wood and dressed in prayer flags, our Basecamp is a vibrant place to catch up with old friends and make new ones (have we mentioned that many a relationship has started in our Basecamp) over a beer and live music.

Entirely free to enter, Basecamp is alive with exciting activations, competitions and demonstrations from your favourite outdoor brands. There's something for all of the family and it's a place you'll find yourself returning to time and time again over the Festival weekend.


We are delighted to welcome BUFF and Cotswold Outdoor as our Basecamp stage partners


The Basecamp Village is back and with a new larger location at Abbot Hall Park. Free for all!

Crafted out of reclaimed wood and dressed with prayer flags; our village is the social hub of our Festival. This year it is bigger and better than ever before with more brands involved, two packed stages of content - the Cotswold Outdoor Stage and the Buff Stage. Three full days of talks, panel discussions and an extended food and drink offering.

BUFF stage

The Buff Stage hosts brand athletes, explorers and adventurers. Fun conversations with superstars hosted by our favourite presenters.

Cotswold Outdoor stage

The Cotswold Outdoor Stage is a space to celebrate everyday adventure - inspiring stories from our local adventurers and community!

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