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GALLERY: Brilliant turn out to National Trust’s South West Outdoors Festival

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 September 2017

Guests at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

Guests at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

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The South West Outdoor Festival rocked Cheddar as campers and adventurers descended on the gorge.

Guests gather around the camp fire at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. Guests gather around the camp fire at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

The pop-up village festival saw hundreds of people enjoy a wide range of activities, from trail-running races to mountain biking, and from archery to kayaking.

Guests were also able to listen to music under the stars and share

Sean Conway at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. Sean Conway at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

stories around a camp fire.

The family event was hosted by the National Trust and Cotswold Outdoors at the top of Cheddar Gorge and ran over three days.

Live music entertained guests at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. Live music entertained guests at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

There was also a stellar line-up of speakers including endurance athlete Sean Conway – the first and only person to swim, run and cycle the length of Britain – Mendip-born alpinist Matt Hellikar, author and extreme sleeper Phoebe Smith and international adventurers Anna McNuff and Jamie McDonald.

Archery and paint balling were combined in a fun game at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. Archery and paint balling were combined in a fun game at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

Cyclists climbed Cheddar Gorge at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. Cyclists climbed Cheddar Gorge at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

A runner at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. A runner at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

Runners at the finish line at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. Runners at the finish line at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

Archery and paint balling were combined in a fun game at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson. Archery and paint balling were combined in a fun game at the South West Outdoors Festival. Photos by Chris Giles and James Dobson.

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