Basecamp Festival image, girl blowing out fire


Britain's most adventurous festival

Written by Bryony Balen

A new but simple idea from the people behind Explorers Connect: taking the best from a weekend music festival, mixing it up with adventure and serving it with friends.

Why Basecamp?

Named by the UK Festival Awards as one the “Best non-music festivals”.

Try a range of adventure activities (including hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, bushcraft), listen to tales of adventure from explorers and party in the woods to live music and entertainment. The Festival has sold out several weeks in advance every year so don’t wait too long to get your ticket!

What the people behind Base Camp say

 We wanted to go to an annual shin-dig to celebrate adventure. And to get our mates out and about too, after all the only thing better than adventure is adventure shared. No one else seemed to be arranging the party, so in 2014 we thought we’d do it ourselves. If you like adventure too and hanging out with like-minded people, you’re going to love Base Camp Festival.

What Bryony from SC says

If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet like-minded adventure lovers, try new activities or learn from experts in a wide range of interesting fields, I can highly recommend Base Camp festival. As an adventure dabbler who likes to dip in and out of different sports [link to about the SCHQ team?], having a long weekend to sample a variety of events was brilliant, whilst never seeming too much like ‘organised fun’. The central fire-pit was a great spot for mingling with the blend of excited newbies and rugged (down-jacket wearing) experienced adventurers whilst the knots learnt on the bushcraft course will be coming in handy on my first sailing trip later this year.


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Terms and Conditions
  1. One entry per person.
  2. Closing date for entries is 12:00 JAN 19th.
  3. Entrants must be at least 18 years old.
  4. The prize includes: 1 ticket valid for one-day entry on either Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st January 2018
  5. Getting to the venue in London is the responsibility of the winner.
  6. The prize is only available from 20th – 21st August 2018.
  7. The prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.
  8. The prize cannot be sold or used by anyone other than the winner.
  9. The promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason.
  10. Neither the Promoter nor any other person or party associated with this promotion shall be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damage) or personal injury or death suffered or sustained in connection with either participation in this promotion or with any prizes offered.
  11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this prize and without notice in the unlikely event of a major catastrophe, war, earthquake or any anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any similar event or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  12. The winner will be selected randomly by Secret Compass on 19 JAN 2017.
  13. Attempts will be made to notify the winner using the email address provided at the time of entry. If the promoter, having used reasonable efforts, is unable to contact the winner, then the prize is forfeited and further draw(s) may be conducted.
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  15. The Promoter cannot be held liable for IT system failures or delays or loss of entries.
  16. The organiser reserves the right to cancel this competition, or to change any condition of this competition, without notice.
  17. Acceptance of these terms and conditions is a condition of entry.
  18. No purchase necessary.