A National Trust festival is visiting Cornwall next year for the first time.

The South West Outdoor Festival will take place at Penrose, between Helston and Porthleven, on the weekend of 27-29th of September 2019 and features trail running, mountain biking and kayaking.

The event will make good use of the local surroundings, with woodland paths around Loe Pool, Gunwalloe Beach and Porthleven all playing a role.

“My team and I can’t wait to host the South West’s best outdoor festival amid the wild and wonderful landscape that has long made this part of south west Cornwall a legendary destination for adventure seekers,” said Alistair Cameron, National Trust General Manager for the Lizard and Penrose.

Other activities include axe throwing, yoga, wild food foraging and star gazing, and the event is held in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor and the South West Coast Path association.

The event was formed in 2016 and has previously only been held in Devon, with Exmoor taking centre stage in its founding year.

2018’s SWOF took place in South Devon, and featured guest speakers such as TV presenter and expedition leader Monty Halls, record-breaking ultra-runner Damian Hall and Paralympian Mel Nicholls.

Outdoor skills sessions, campfire cooking, storytelling and live music also feature, and the pop-up event village sees vendors tempting festival goers with local food and beverages.

The first wave of discounted tickets for the South West Outdoor Festival are on sake now through https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/tickets- and will be on sale until January 9th.