The beautiful Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is one of the UK’s leading event spaces. Set in the incredible Cornish countryside, and with access to 7km of pristine coastline, there is no better place for an adventure festival. The venue is so historic that the Edgcumbe family would
have watched the Mayflower Ship set sail across the water in Plymouth as they sat sipping tea on their veranda in 1620! 401 years later those present at Mount Edgcumbe will sit back, sip some tea (or perhaps some Cornish ale) and watch adventures unfold again!
THE SET UP
The main talks and presentations will take place on an outdoor, covered stage set at the top of the park but further presentations and workshops will take place in historic surrounding buildings and under the canopy of ancient woodland.
After a day of getting inspired, there will be opportunity to kick back to live music on the main stage or tell tales of adventure around the fire pit.
Both the camping and glamping options are positioned so you can unzip that tent and take in a glorious sea view.
There will also be the opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings. With a beach a five minute walk from the Main Stage, festival goers will be able to swap their armchairs for paddleboards and kayaks in order to explore the hidden smuggler’s coves which line the park.
For those wanting to have an adventure on dry land, there’s the opportunity to make use of the ground’s many set walking and mountain biking trails, take a potter through the award winning gardens, play some frisbee golf or even hire out a Segway!
Yeah, you can get to the festival by Boat! How cool is that? Pack your ruck sack and head to the Cremyll Ferry, which departs from Admirals Hard at Stonehouse in Plymouth, this service operates daily and takes only 7 minutes. Plymouth is well connected with regular train and bus services running from all around the UK and even international ferries from mainland Europe. The train ride down is an adventure in itself with spectacular views along the south coast of Devon. There will be sign posts to the festival grounds when you dock at Mount Edgcumbe. Check times on the Cremyll Ferry website here.
IN A CAR OR ON A MOTORBIKE
Travelling by automobile? From Plymouth take the Tamar Bridge (A38) to Trerulefoot roundabout; then via A374 and B3247 (brown signs) head to Millbrook and Mount Edgcumbe. Allow 50 minutes travelling time from Saltash (40 minutes at off peak times). The Torpoint Car Ferry is available at approximately 10-minute intervals but queues form in high season. From Torpoint use A374 and B3247 (brown signs) via Antony. Allow approximately 40 minutes travel time (30 minutes off peak). From Cornwall, head for Liskeard then follow the A38 to Trerulefoot roundabout, then A374 (Torpoint) and B3247 (brown signs) to Millbrook and Mount Edgcumbe. Allow 45 minutes travel time from Liskeard.
ON A PLANE
Flying in for the festival! Nice one, make sure you stay and explore some more of Cornwall! Your closest airports will be Exeter and then Bristol. Both are well connected via public transport and you could take the train down to Plymouth before jumping on the ferry over to Edgcumbe! What an adventure!
Have questions about the event? Check out our FAQ page for more information.
There are a few different options for accommodation at The Armchair Adventure Festival. The most affordable option is a standard camping ticket which allows you to bring your own tent but if you would like a bit of
luxury you can opt for one of our fully decked out bell tents or shepherds huts. Campervans and any other tiny homes on wheels are also welcome at no extra cost (no hook up provided).
Add a bit of luxury to your stay with an authentic bell tent. With quality bedding and a proper bed included, our luxury bell tents will leave you with a great night’s sleep and fully rested for a weekend of adventure. The tents are kitted out with fairy lights, rugs and decorations. The price includes accommodation for up to four people in either single or double beds.
These are limited so snap yours up before we sell out. This is an add-on and you must also have a weekend camping pass.
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a little bit of camping luxury
Go for the ultimate luxury glamping experience and stay in one of our luxury shepherds huts. There’s only two available so snap this up now if you fancy living in luxury for the weekend. The huts are able to sleep up to four people and are truly a magnificent place to stay. Both huts are equipped with proper beds and quality bedding as well as snug woollen blankets for those colder nights.
The huts have their own small wood burner so if it turns a bit chilly at night you can retreat to your snug shepherds hut for an evening by the fire. There’s a sea view from their location and with your own portable kitchen pod on the side of the hut you’ll be able to fry up that bacon sarnie looking over the ocean! One hut has two double beds and one has a bunk bed with two single bunks and a double. Please let us know if you would prefer one or the other.