The Armchair Adventure Festival returns to Cornwall

Inspiring tales from some of the world’s trailblazing adventurers and explorers

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Published Sep 20, 2022

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The Armchair Adventure Festival is back for 2022, bringing a celebration of all things adventure to Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall from the 22nd-25th September.

The event will feature inspiring tales of adventure and exploration from some of the world’s trailblazing adventurers, activities to get involved in, brilliant live music and top-quality local beer and food.

The Armchair Adventure Festival is a celebration of adventure travel in an idyllic Cornish location. Last year, festival attendees paddleboarded with dolphins in Plymouth Sound, were regaled with tales of adventure from world record holders like Jamie Ramsay and danced the night away to toe-tapping local bands.

‘We’re so excited to be coming back to Cornwall,’ says Reece Gilkes, one of the founders of the festival. ‘There’s no better feeling than chilling to some live music with a pint of Armchair Ale, while watching the sunset on the Tamar, having had a full-on day of adventure!’

There’s no better feeling than chilling to some live music with a pint of Armchair Ale, while watching the sunset on the Tamar, having had a full-on day of adventure!

This year’s festival will feature a whole new crop of adventurous folk and amazing bands. Already announced is triple round the world yachtsman Conrad Humphreys, the UK military’s chief survival instructor John Hudson, one of the first women to motorcycle around the world Elspeth Beard and many more.

Festival-goers will again have the opportunity to step off their armchairs and enjoy a whole host of activities too. You can opt to take out a kayak or paddleboard and explore the 7km of pristine coastline which surrounds the festival. Those who’d rather stay on dry land can make use of the miles of mountain bike trails, join in with family-friendly foraging, fire-lighting and shelter-building survival workshops, or even take a walk with the resident alpacas around the incredible Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.
Plus, the music lineup includes acts such as The Andy Quick Band, The Cabarets and Martin Harley, who was voted the 17th best guitarist ever by Guitar magazine.

As well as all this, festival-goers can expect award winning food and drink, luxury glamping options, sea view camping pitches and with the beach just a five minute walk away from the festival grounds, there really is no better location for a family-friendly weekend of adventure on the Cornish coast.

For more information and to book tickets, you can visit the Armchair Festival website.

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