SOMERSET explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE is among the adventurers and performers set to appear at Nature Valley Gone Wild at Powderham Castle near Exeter in August 2022.

Created in partnership with Bear Grylls, the family festival will feature live music from artists including The Script, All Saints and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, famous explorers including Sir Ranulph, and exciting outdoor activities.

Sir Ranulph, who has visited the North and South Poles and crossed Antarctica on foot, lives on an Exmoor farm

In 1984, he was named the greatest living explorer by Norris McWhirter, founding editor of Guinness World Records. 

The festival, sponsored by Nature Valley, raises money for the Royal Marines Charity (RMA), which supports Royal Marines and their families. 

Last year's festival - attended by 6,000 people - saw a spectacular arrival from the skies by the legendary Red Devils, a new work record set by hundreds of people taking part in a Be Military Fit workout led by Grylls and Nicola Adams, and a proposal on a paddleboard. 

Local outdoor adventure companies will run activities including kayaking, axe throwing, archery and battle archery, and Be Military Fit group workouts will return. 

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Celebrity Adventurer and Scout Association chief scout Bear Grylls said: "It was amazing to see so many families having fun all together at our first ever Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival last year.

"I saw countless smiles on kids' faces as they tried many of the epic adventure activities, and loved being part of the crowd as awesome bands rocked the festival.

"I’m very proud that we are doing it all again, and I’m honoured that explorers and adventurers that inspire so many have agreed to join us.

"I can’t wait to share who else we’ve also got lined up!"

Nature Valley Gone Wild headline music acts will include:

The Script

All Saints 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor


Explorers and adventurers appearing at the festival will include:

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

Ed Stafford

Laura Bingham

Sean Conway

Tickets are on sale now HERE