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 all take place on an outdoor, covered stage set in the main festival area that overlooks a stunning view of the Tamar Estuary. If you fancy taking a break from the inspiring tales of adventure, then feel free to head off on a mini adventure of your own and try your hand at any one of the activities available at the festival including kayaking, paddle boarding and mountain biking.
After a day of getting inspired, there will be opportunity to kick back to live music on the main stage or relax around the fire pit with a beer in hand.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park has the most stunning scenery and plenty of room to explore, you can check out the main house, take a walk down to the beach, explore the deer park or even see if you can find some of the live stock that live in the local area.
If you're interested in exploring the stunning festival surroundings a bit further, it might be worth taking out one of the mountain bikes at the festival or even joining Chris Howard who recently completed a solo unsupported walk around the whole of the UK for a walk of the area. Make sure you check out all the other activities and ways to get the maximum out of the festival. surroundings below. .
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!
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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).
It is our belief that The Armchair Adventure Festival has the best view of any festival campsite across the UK. Unzipping your tent with the sun rising over the Tamar Estuary is an unbelievable way to welcome in the day.
If you joined us at AAF21 then you'll know how incredible the view is. You'll also know the camping was at times slightly sloped but don't worry, at AAF22 we'll be keeping the incredible views and allowing access to much more flat camping, so it's a win win!
Add a bit of luxury to your stay with an authentic bell tent, they went down a storm at AAF21! 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.
(Image not exact tent and set up)
a little bit of camping luxury