Do you want to Climb, ride, hike, abseil, kayak, bushcraft, listen to live music, cave, run, hear inspirational talks, camp, slackline, sail, swim, watch adventure films all in one Alpkitified weekend?

The Alpkit Big Shakeout outdoor festival

Over the weekend of 28th - 30th September we are your basecamp for a weekend of adventure and entertainment in the Peak District. The format is simple, be active during the day and be entertained in the evening. If you have a taste for adventure, want to be inspired and try something new the Big Shakeout is for you. It's a not-for-profit festival with all proceeds donated to the Alpkit Foundation.

TICKETS

Big Shakeout tickets

SCHOOL OF ADVENTURE

The School of Adventure brings together some of the best instructors, guides and inspirationalists in one place with one aim: to inspire and educate in an amazing environment. The School of Adventure is about giving you the chance to try something completely new, learn the specific skills of a new discipline, or simply do more or do it better without committing to a whole weekend course.

Many of the sessions won't teach everything but they will give a set of core skills to work on, covering the discipines of adventure, cycling, caving, climbing, camp cooking, craft skills, outdoor swimming, canoe and kayaking, photography, running, walking and wellbeing. Here are just a few highlights...

Watersports at the Big Shakeout

WATER

Experience whitewater thrills on the River Derwent under the sheer sides of High Tor or walk on water with paddle boarding at Tittesworth Reservoir.

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Cycling at the Big Shakeout

WHEELS

Become a better rider on our technical pump track or gain the skills for bigger self-supported adventures that could take you around the world.

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Rock climbing at the Big shakeout

ROCK

Underground or overground - we have courses that will teach you the ropes

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Find out more about SofA courses or skip over to the tickets page and register for a course.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Alpkit Big Shakeout is located in the heart of the stunning Peak District, but when you are done being all adventurous we will have plenty going on at the festival site. Come and visit the info hub, central to the Shakeout this is where you'll find our shop with our latest gear as well as some special Shakeout deals!!

We shall be offering free activities open to all included in the ticket price. Details to come soon. In the evenings hang up your rucksack and enjoy hearty cooked food, great beer, live music, lectures, fun and games. Talks, adventure films, live music, yummy food, crafts and more. With beers from Blue Monkey and Thornbridge Brewery throughout the festival and you won't find any ridiculous festival prices at the Big Shakeout.

Guest speaker at the Big Shakeout outdoor festival

TALKS

Back for 2018 is the Big Shakeout Talks programme: tales of adventure, expedition, and derring-do with award-winning swashbucklers and Alpkiteers. What campfire is complete without stories to share round it? Some of our favourite adventurers and Alpkiteers are generously giving up their time to join us at Big Shakeout tent, share and discuss their latest exploits, and answer an burning questions we have about their adventures.

The Big Shakeout elves are busy working on the Speaker programme for now, watch this space for a taster of what's to come!

ADVENTURE FILMS

The Big Shakeout will feature some of the best films from the festival circuit this year. Bring your popcorn, your pizza, your strawberry bonbons (or whatever you need to enjoy a film really...) and tune into some inspirational, edge-of-your-seat, and downright hilarious films.

We'll be bringing you showreel details shortly - stay tuned!

Adventure film reel at the Big Shakeout outdoor festival

ACTIVITIES

Craft workshops, slacklining, axe throwing, we are just getting started. We are going to be adding activities over the coming weeks.

Guest speaker at the Big Shakeout outdoor festival

MUSIC

Live music is the perfect accompaniment for a weekend of activity, here's a taste who will be bringing music to your ears at the Big Shakeout 2018

Music is the beating heart of the Big Shakeout Festival... and a great excuse for us all to let our hair down, bob our heads, and move our feet.

Our talent scouts are out searching for music that you just can't help dancing to (as well as music that you can sit back and relax to). Don't worry, we'll make sure you're the first to know when the line up goes live!

FOOD & DRINK

Good food and drink are worth savouring, enjoying, and sharing... (like the best adventures!) Check out what's on the menu at the Big Shakeout 2018.

As much as we love creating delicious culinary concoctions on our camping stoves, sometimes it's nice to give your stove the day off, hang up your rucksack and have a hearty hot meal made for you (preferably with a nice beer too!).

Free Tea and Coffee

At registration, we'll equip you with a Big Shakeout Mug that you can use to make the most of free tea and coffee all weekend. Hurrah for that!

The AlpKitchen

Chef Jamie and the team will be serving hot and cold breakfasts, lunches, drinks and snacks on Saturday and Sunday.

The Foundation Bar

Conveniently camped out just by the main stage, Ben and the team be serving drinks at the Foundation Bar (including local beers and not-so-local wines) on Friday and Saturday Evenings.

Street food

A variety of independent street vendors will be parking up to provide us with tasty meals all weekend.

LOCATION

The Peak District is known for its world class rock climbing, challenging mountain biking, beautiful caves and fine walking terrain all within a 20 minute radius from Thornbridge Outdoors, adventure for all levels of skill and experience.

Thornbridge Outdoors

Set in the grounds of Thornbridge Outdoors close to Bakewell, we have onsite camping and access to their awesome facilities.

The Monsal Trail

Running alongside the site The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.

Bakewell

A short ride along the Monsal Trail will see you at the home of the nations favourite tart, we dare you to leave without picking one up.

Peak District

Our festival is in the Peak District, an ideal location for climbing, walking, running, mountain biking and kayaking.

ACCOMODATION

We will give you somewhere to stay, feed you, and entertain you. The Thornbridge Outdoors campground is a beautiful, atmospheric and secluded location to set up camp for the weekend. Camping is included in your weekend ticket and conveniently sited in the Thornbridge grounds. However if you want to stay in your campervan, reside in our comfortable lodge bunkhouse or take advantage of our in-situ teepees you will need to purchase tickets.

Camping

Onsite camping, included with your weekend pass.

Camper Vans

We have limited space available for camper vans, if you are sleeping in your vehicle you need a ticket.

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Teepee Village

Handy if you don't want to bring your own tent but you still want the camping experience.

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Lodge Bunkhouse

This is a great option for families and close friends not wanting to camp over the weekend.

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VISIT OUR HOME IN HATHERSAGE

You don't have to wait until September before you can enjoy the best of the Peak District. We run year-round School of Adventure courses from our store in Hathersage - just 16 miles from the Big Shakeout site. Visit the store page or pop in to see Billy and his store team for a list of courses or some great local route ideas.

Freshest News

School of Adventure

What you need to know about the School of Adventure

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Big Shakeout 2018 Activities

Free and drop-in activities at BSO18

NEWS: 14 03 2018

Big Shakeout 2018 Films

Adventure Films at BSO 18

NEWS: 12 03 2018

Big Shakeout 2018 Food and Drink

On the menu at the BS018

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Big Shakeout 2018 Live Music

Music Programme for BSO18

NEWS: 12 03 2018