General Information

Camp site

CAMPING

Camping and reception is on the Grove Parish Council playing fields next to Grove Rugby Club who kindly allow us use of their facilities. There is space for tents, caravans and campers. If the weather is wet cars should be left on the car park next to the campsite to minimise any damage to the grass. Fires are not permitted and barbeques are only allowed if they are raised off the ground. Dogs are welcome but they must be kept under control at all times and all mess must be collected and placed in the bins provided.

FOOD

Food

BREAKFAST

Grove Rugby Club will serving a full cooked breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning. They will also offer a range of bar meals through the day on Friday and Saturday.

OTHER FOOD

The Bay Tree serves food, an Indian restaurant, a chinese takeaway, two chip shops and a pizza takeaway. There is a co-op, grocers, tesco express and a daytime coffee-shop.

TEA TIME

On Saturday we will not be lighting the BBQ but we will still welcome people who want to eat together. Bring your own takeaway, cooked food or order food from the Rugby Club, and eat together in the Scout Hut.

OLD MILL HALL

There will be a selection of cheese, bread & pickles available in the OMH from 6.30pm. accompanied by tunes and songs and a real ale bar

ACCOMMODATION

We are not well blessed with B&B options in Grove itself - but there are a few to choose from in Wantage. Wantage is about 1-2 miles walk, or an easy bus ride (buses are frequent) or about £6 taxi ride. We can recommend Regis Guest House, Alfred’s Lodge and The Bear Hotel from our own experience. If you need more help please contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

The Volunteer in Grove now offers accommodation or La Fontana in East Hanney.

WHITE HORSE CEILIDHS

run a series of dances in Grove Village Hall with the aim to bring new, young people into an already thriving local Folk scene. These events combine English Ceilidh (energetic barn dances) with performances from local bands and dance groups. Ceilidhs take place roughly every other month and have already attracted a lively, enthusiastic following.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

THE RIDGEWAY

Britains oldest road, used for at least 6000 years.

UFFINGTON WHITE HORSE

Britain's oldest and most famous hill figure, which has recently been dated at 3000 years old. It is unusual that the horse faces to the right while all other horses and other animal hill figures face left.

WANTAGE

Birthplace of legendary King Alfred the Great (849AD) whose statue graces the market place.

WAYLAND SMITHY

Wayland Smithy long barrow is one of the most impressive and atmospheric Neolithic burial chambers in Britain.