Big Shakeout 2016 will take place over the weekend from 23rd - 25th September 2016. An Alpkit not-for-profit Festival in the Peak District in partnership with Thornbridge Outdoors with all proceeds going to the Alpkit Foundation.


The Big Shakeout festival is the ideal basecamp for a weekend of adventure 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. Its a not-for-profit festival with all proceeds donated to the Alpkit Foundation.


There will be free activities onsite that will appeal to families, but if you want more thrills sign up for a School of Adventure course with a qualified instructor. With an emphasis on taster sessions we will give you a set of core skills to take away.


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. In the evenings hang up your rucksack and enjoy hearty cooked food, great beer, live music, lectures, fun and games.


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.

Shakeout 2016 speaker line up

Speakers at the 2016 Big Shakeout

NEWS: 06 09 2016

Big Shakeout 2016 Film Line Up

Steepedge Adventure Film Festival

NEWS: 03 08 2016

Big Shakeout 2016 Live Music Line Up Announced

Three days of great new music coming your way in 2016

NEWS: 22 07 2016

2016 Site Activities

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

NEWS: 07 02 2016

Big Shakeout 2016 Live Music Line Up

Three days of great new music coming your way in 2016

NEWS: 06 01 2016

Big Shakeout 2016 Save The Date

2016 Dates Announced

NEWS: 02 01 2016

The Big Shakeout is a not-for-profit festival brought to you by Alpkit and Thornbridge Outdoors