What is BAF


The Buxton Adventure Festival has previously been held over one weekend, packing in 10 speakers back to back over two days. 

Starting from November 2015, every speaker will get a headline evening slot, with 10 mini-festivals taking place throughout the 2015/16 calendar.

Each event will feature a main speaker, a support speaker, a short film and stunning photography, ensuring a full evening of action packed entertainment.

The events will be held in the Pavilion Arts Centre, part of the Buxton Opera House in the heart of the Peak District, with the University of Derby and The Old Hall Hotel continuing as sponsors.

Matt Heason, Buxton Adventure Festival Director, said: “I am extremely excited to be launching the new format Buxton Adventure Festival. Each of the 10 events running throughout the year will be mini-festivals in their own right. All our speakers get headline evening slots and there are more opportunities for people to attend.

“The festival is a celebration of cycling, running and climbing and now we can continue that celebration throughout the year. The continued support of our sponsors, the University of Derby and The Old Hall Hotel, have made the switch possible and helped us grow the festival into an established part of the Peak District Events calendar.”

Professor Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Derby Buxton Campus, said: “We’re delighted to be part of the changing and growing Buxton Adventure Festival. As a leading university in outdoor leadership and sports performance courses, adventure is central to what Derby University’s Oaklands Manor courses are all about. 

“The events’ speakers are an inspiration to our students and our association with the festival is a continuation of our commitment to delivering the practical skills and experience our students need for a successful future.