The camp site is a permanent one, surrounded by mature trees and is well drained. Car parking is at one end of the field and cars are moved there after we have unloaded and set up. We have limited capacity for live-in vehicles, so please book them in so we can allocate space along the hedge line, otherwise they will need to remain in the car park. Situated around the field are compost toilets, sinks, and water points. Hot showers are available all day.
The Gate team will warmly welcome you from midday on the Friday until Sunday evening, though most people arrive during Saturday. Throughout the camp, the Gate is your first port of call for information and a supportive space if needed. Next to the Gate is the First Aid tent. A First Aider is on call most of the day.
Zizi and team will be delighting us all with delicious yumminess in our café startingfrom Saturday at 2pm onwards for cake and drinks only.
It willthen be open Sunday – Friday:
(Supper/evening meals - we hope that as a circle you will hold a jointly agreed nurturing space of shared food, but this will depend on your circle decisions)
The shop will be opening for basic items on
Saturday – Friday 1 - 2.30pm
In front of the Cafe and Shop is the area we call the Village Green. It serves as a focal point for many of the activities that take place at the camp, particularly involving children and teens. Various sports and games happen here. This is also where you will find the space for under 5's and their carers. There is a sandpit and a selection of toys. There are also some organised activities to get involved in.
Many have said they want a sauna, and we are hopeful of getting one up and running at some point during camp this year, but we need your help!
Some of the original sauna is beyond repair but there are some who have heard the pleas and are willing to work towards getting one up and running - You can help!
Bring any long hazel poles for the sauna roof structure, any old yurt trellis and an old duvet to camp for sauna insulation.
"It is one of the most beautiful settings, surrounded by woods and fields, with our familiar red kites circling overhead." - Emma