News from Big Shakeout 2017

Leave No Trace

Caring for our landscapes

23 06 2017

Building history

Learn the craft of dry stone walling

02 06 2017

Nordic what-now?

Demythifying Nordic walking

19 05 2017

The Method behind the Tradness

Learning to lead

12 05 2017

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Capture your adventures in all their glory

08 05 2017

Trails, Tales, Navigation and Conservation

Get to know your National Park

05 05 2017

Take it to the Trails

Explore the Freedom of Fell Running with Dave Taylor

02 05 2017

First Aid for adventurers

Learn lifesaving skills at the Big Shakeout

26 04 2017

Be a Shakeout Shaker Maker

Volunteer at the Big Shakeout

12 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Speaker Line Up

Live talks

03 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Food and Drink

Keep fully fueled for adventure

02 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Film line up

Steepedge Adventure Film Festival

02 02 2017

Big Shakeout 2017 Live Music

Three days of great new music coming your way in 2017

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

02 02 2017

BSO news archive

Find out more about the history of our event and see who has been involved over the years...

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
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

Volunteers Needed
Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the Big Shakeout.

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

Big Shakeout 2012
23 10 2012

School of Adventure Photography - review
The weekend concluded with a prize for best photograph from the weekend

15 10 2012

Big Shakeout 2012 thanks and credits
In our humble opinion this years was the best ever!

11 10 2012

The Adventurists - Update
Adventurists BSO programme

10 10 2012

Big Shakeout Tickets
Big Shakeout tickets are for the full weekend event,

05 10 2012

1 Week To Go

28 09 2012

Alex Ekins in Summit magazine
Alex Ekins featured in Summit magazine.

27 09 2012

Genesis Bike Demos

07 09 2012

Mini Adventurer

30 08 2012

The Adventurists

29 08 2012

Sea kayaking tour

23 08 2012

School of Adventure Film and Photography
Learn the skills and techniques necessary to give your work direction.