Arrival and departure times
Arrivals from 1pm on Friday 13th May 2016
Departures up to but no later than 6pm on Sunday 15th May 2016
Activities will run from Friday evening until mid Sunday afternoon.
Facilities at the site
This is a working woodland, so please respect any signs which explain where you are and aren’t allowed to go.
Think of this site as a basic campsite with toilets and running water. If you are looking for something more luxurious then there are a few lovely yurts you can rent from the Lovely Yurt Company. The site owner is also building a few pod type structures called Wild Lodges which sleep 5 people. Please contact Barry at Fellfoot Wood directly to hire these.
TOILETS: There are toilets – a main toilet block in a central location and smaller port-a-loo toilets across the site.
WATER: There is running water, but it is not suitable for drinking unless it is boiled first. You should bring your own water, or a cooking gas stove and pan to boil the water before drinking.
ELECTRICITY: There are no electric hook-up facilities. Therefore you should bring your own torches and means for cooking food.
SHOWERS: There are no showers.
VEHICULAR ACCESS: The woodland has hard surface tracks running through it where you can drive your car to where you choose to pitch your tent.
CAMERVANS: There is limited space for smaller/standard campervans (around 12) but not for larger ones or motorhomes.
CARAVANS: The site is not suitable for caravans of any description.
DESIGNATED CAMPING AREAS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: There is a flat area close to the main toilet block which is reserved for campers with disabilities.
RESTRICTED CAMPING AREAS: Please do not camp close to the Yurts. Anyone camping close to the yurts will be asked to move their tents. This is because some of the Yurts may be being hired by people not taking part in the festival.
RESERVED CAMPING AREAS: It will not be possible to reserve any particular spot. If you would like to camp in a particular spot then we advise you arrive early on the Friday afternoon.
ALCOHOL: We are not having a licensed bar and so you should bring all your own alcohol. To help ensure a safe environment we would encourage you to limit the amount of glass bottles you bring on site. Please opt for cans of lager and beer, and boxes of wine rather than bottles.
WORKSHOP AREAS: We will have two bell tents and a small marque where we can run small workshops.
OPEN FIRES: We are allowed a central fire which will be in the main communal area. No other open fires are allowed anywhere on site.
SHELTER: There is a central structure where we can shelter from the rain should the weather turn bad. It is comfortable and has sofas, although it will be a squeeze with all of us in it! So please come prepared for rain and bring appropriate wet weather gear including wellies or walking boots.
FOOD: There is no food provided on site, and so you will need to bring all the food you will need for the weekend. Think of it as a camping weekend where you don’t have access to a shop! On both the Friday and Saturday evening we are having a bring and share feast so bring along a dish if you would like to be a part of that.
WASTE DISPOSAL: Please minimise waste and move bagged waste to a collection point.
SITE ACCESS: Through woodyard between 8a.m and 11p.m . There is no access outside these times.
NOISE: We need to be containing noise to the site after 11pm and no music or drumming after midnight.
Health and safety
There are a few things we would like you to be aware of:
- This is a working woodland, and so it is important that you remain in the campsite area and don’t go wandering into the timber yard or anywhere else which is restricted.
- Be prepared for uneven ground and wear sensible clothing and footwear and keep to the tracks for safety. Parts of the site are on steep and undulating ground with craggy areas which add to the appeal of the site but require extra care when walking around.
- As this is the open English countryside there is the risk of ticks which live on the coats of deer and drop off into the long vegetation, awaiting their opportunity to jump onto something warm blooded! Ticks carry a number of diseases including Lyme disease and precautions should be taken to avoid them. Click here for a list of precautions.
- Do not disturb a sunning adder should you be lucky enough to find one
- Allow sensible spacing between tents and caravans and ensure they are away from parked cars to reduce the risk of fire spreading.
- There must be no open fires with the exception of the fire in the central communal area.
You are attending at your own risk and we ask that you take responsibility for your own actions and decisions during the weekend.