News from Big Shakeout 2018

School of Adventure

What you need to know about the School of Adventure

26 03 2018

Making the right kind of impact at BSO18

Reduce your impact at BSO18

19 03 2018

Big Shakeout 2018 Activities

Free and drop-in activities at BSO18

14 03 2018

Big Shakeout 2018 Films

Adventure Films at BSO 18

12 03 2018

Big Shakeout 2018 Food and Drink

On the menu at the BS018

12 03 2018

Big Shakeout 2018 Live Music

Music Programme for BSO18

12 03 2018

Big Shakeout 2018 Speakers

Adventure Talks Programme

12 03 2018

Where to Climb in the Peak District

Peak District Climbing Venues

13 02 2018

Be a Shakeout Shaker Maker

Volunteer at the Big Shakeout

12 02 2018

Where to wild swim in the Peak District

Swimming spots in the Peak District

02 01 2018

Where to Bike in the Peak District

Biking routes in the Peak District

02 01 2018

Where to Walk and Run in the Peak District

Peak District Running Routes

02 01 2018

BSO news archive

We have been shaking since 2009 when we attempted our first Big Shakeout. Unfortunately this was cancelled when the local waterboard thought little ol' Alpkit was capable of putting on a Glastonbury sized festival! 2010 went much better when in collaboration with Cliffhanger we ran our first successful event in Sheffield. Thanks to a tip off from Dan Bradley we then chanced upon Thornbridge Outdoors - we have been there ever since! Find out more about the history of our festival and see who has been involved over the years...

Big Shakeout 2017
21 09 2017

Chris Sleight at the Big Shakeout
Mountain Podcast's Chris Sleight in the Wyedale Room

20 09 2017

Ario Caves Project
Life below: Europe's deepest cave network

15 09 2017

Win BSO18 Tickets
Big Shakeout Photo Competition

10 09 2017

Book onto SofA before the 17th September
Last chance to pre-book SofA courses

31 08 2017

Pint-Sized Adventures
Big Shakeout Course for Mini Adventurers

30 08 2017

What’s on: Reel Rock 11
Reel Rock 11 at the Big Shakeout

25 08 2017

Festival Essentials
What to bring to the Big Shakeout

24 08 2017

Music Line-Up Announced
Who you'll be hearing at BSO17

24 08 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Live Music
Two days of great new music coming your way in 2017

18 08 2017

Minipips and Rich in the Daring Deeds Yurt
Father-son cycling duo

16 08 2017

On the line-up: Johanna Alba
Johanna Alba playing at the Big Shakeout Festival

15 08 2017

Oar-some Adventures
New SofA watersports courses at the Big Shakeout Festival

11 08 2017

Neil Cottam talks Rumble in the Jungle
Neil Cottam at the Big Shakeout

10 08 2017

What’s on: Celebrating a Legend
Copa – Patagonia at the Big Shakeout

08 08 2017

Matlock’s Hottest Export
Patawawa at the Big Shakeout

04 08 2017

What’s On: Home Talent on British Rock
Film line-up for the Big Shakeout

03 08 2017

Munros, Munros, and more Munros
Daring deeds at the Big Shakeout

02 08 2017

Parkour blimey!
Free parkour sessions at the Big Shakeout

27 07 2017

Music to our Ears at the Big Shakeout
New on the BSO line-up

25 07 2017

An Earful of Goodness from The Kentucky Cow Tippers
From Bluegrass to Newgrass at the BSO

20 07 2017

On the Menu: Heidi and the Old Brick Cafe
European inspired street food

18 07 2017

Steve Bate at the Big Shakeout
From Olympics to Fat Bikes

14 07 2017

LILA J playing the Big Shakeout
Underground niceness for your ears

13 07 2017

Aleks Kashefi at the Big Shakeout
Making fear your friend

07 07 2017

Wild Swimming Brothers at the Big Shakeout
How to plan your next adventure

03 07 2017

On The Menu: Nether Edge Pizza Company
Pizzary joy at the Big Shakeout

29 06 2017

An Adventure Shared
Share your swashbuckling tales

23 06 2017

Leave No Trace
Caring for our landscapes

02 06 2017

Building History
Learn the craft of dry stone walling

19 05 2017

Nordic what-now?
Demythifying Nordic walking

12 05 2017

The Method behind the Tradness
Learning to lead

08 05 2017

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words
Capture your adventures in all their glory

05 05 2017

Trails, Tales, Navigation and Conservation
Get to know your National Park

02 05 2017

Take it to the Trails
Explore the Freedom of Fell Running with Dave Taylor

26 04 2017

First Aid for adventurers
Learn lifesaving skills at the Big Shakeout

03 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Speaker Line Up
Live talks

02 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Food and Drink
Keep fully fuelled for adventure

02 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Film line-up
Steepedge Adventure Film Festival

02 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Site Activities
This year's Big Shakeout is bigger than ever, with more going on day and night!

02 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Save the Date
2017 Dates Announced

Big Shakeout 2016
06 09 2016

Shakeout 2016 speaker line up
Speakers at the 2016 Big Shakeout

07 02 2016

Big Shakeout 2016 Site Activities
This year's Big Shakeout is bigger than ever, with more going on day and night!

06 01 2016

Big Shakeout 2016 Live Music Line Up
Three days of great new music coming your way in 2016

02 01 2016

Big Shakeout 2016 Save The Date
2016 Dates Announced

Big Shakeout 2015
12 10 2015

Big Shakedown 2015
2015 big shakeout success

25 09 2015

BSO15 this weekend
The sun is shining for the Big Shakeout weekend

02 06 2015

Thornbridge Outdoors - the Big Shakeout partner
Thornbridge Outdoor Activity Centre

23 04 2015

Save the date 2015
This years festival will run from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September

01 03 2015

Live Music 2015
Get ready for the music

07 02 2015

Shakeout Talks and Speakers 2015 Line Up
Big Shakeout 2015 Talk and Speaker Line Up

01 02 2015

Films and Talks in the Cafe
Adventure films and inspirational lectures.

Big Shakeout 2014
29 05 2014

Big Shakeout Gallery
A selection of images from 2013

02 05 2014

Mountain Bike Skills Area
Thornbridge's mountain bike skills park

02 04 2014

Climbing Courses
Climbing is central to the Big Shakeout and this year we have put together a broad range of courses for you.

01 04 2014

Thornbridge Teepee Village
Teepees available to hire so you don't need to bring a tent.

08 01 2014

Early Bird tickets closed
Did you get one?

Big Shakeout 2013
03 10 2013

Big Shakeout Shake Down 2013
Jay wraps up our biggest ever Shakeout

19 09 2013

Paul Bell
Take a Journey Off the Lyrical Beaten Track

19 09 2013

Jamie Beau
Whimsical and Powerful Alternative Folk Music

19 09 2013

John Brewer Collective
Fruity Mix of Reggae, Ska and Funk

19 09 2013

Hot Fiction at the Big Shakeout
Sonically Rich Riff and Lick Based Blues-Rock

19 09 2013

WALK
Ensorcelling Display of Electric Blues Minimalism

19 09 2013

Storyteller Helen Appleton
Discover Magic in the Ordinary with Helen Appleton.

19 09 2013

Tatty Bumpkin’s Yoga for Children
Bendy, Giggly, Clever and Strong...

16 09 2013

BSO a sell out
This year's festival has sold out.

13 09 2013

Ryan Thomas Blues
On Friday night we have the spellbinding sound of Bluesy folk artist, Ryan Thomas.

06 09 2013

SOLD OUT!
Initial ticket release sold out.

27 08 2013

Big Shakeout Poster
Download the poster.

16 08 2013

Alastair Humphreys
Mr Microadventure

16 08 2013

Alastair Humphreys at Big Shakeout
Spend an evening with Mr Microadventure

07 08 2013

Explore the Monsal Trail
Alpkit Jenni takes the family on the Monsal Trail

01 08 2013

Sat Nav Sam
Sam has been around the world, and now he's back.

01 08 2013

River Legacy
Introducing River Legacy

01 08 2013

SteepEdge
Introducing SteepEdge

01 08 2013

The BMC
BMC support the Big Shakeout.

01 08 2013

BMC guidebooks free with courses
Free BMC guidebook on Resin to Rock courses.

01 08 2013

Hot Fiction
Hot Fiction to play Big Shakeout festival.

01 08 2013

Guyrope Gourmet
Introducing our master chef Josh Sutton

01 08 2013

IEAT Scouts
Free woodland activities through the weekend.

01 08 2013

Woodland Activity Workshops
Free woodland craft workshops running through the weekend.

01 08 2013

Harriet McDonnell
Saturday night music: classic covers from Pink Floyd to Gnarles Barkley.

01 08 2013

Pole Lathery
Learn the basic techniques needed to operate a traditional pole lathe.

02 07 2013

Blue Monkey Beer Festival
Blue Monkey Brewery swing into town

02 07 2013

Live Music
More Live Music Planned for 2013

02 07 2013

The Natterjacks
The Natterjacks will be lighting up the stage on Saturday night with their indie folk music... guaranteed to get you moving!

02 07 2013

Ally Campbell
Ally Campbell - Mountain Bike Coach

02 07 2013

2013 Mountain Bike Courses
Loads to do on a bike at this year's Shakeout

02 07 2013

Building on the success of 2012
We have learnt a lot over the last 3 years but there are still improvements we can make for 2013.

01 07 2013

BSO site features new photography talent
Kenny reviews why we chose to use photos from the 2012 course.

28 06 2013

Alex Ekins
Introducing Alex, MIA and adventure photograher